CenturyLink email sign in options

Your CenturyLink homepage gives you the choice of whether you want to stay signed in to your homepage and email inbox or automatically log out when you leave the site.

To log in each time

  1. Sign in to your homepage.
  2. Select the "Email Settings" option in the My CenturyLink dropdown at the top of your homepage, or click here to be taken directly.
  3. Click Edit next to email address you wish to update
  4. In the Security column, choose "Restricted Privacy/Security" and click Save.

With restricted privacy set, you will be prompted to enter your password every time you try to access your email, regardless of whether you remembered to click the "log out" link last time you visited the site.

Note: We recommend choosing restricted privacy when you share your computer with another person.

To stay logged in

Next time you sign in to your homepage, just check the box that says "Keep me logged in." That's all there is to it!

Or, if you've already signed in, you can manage your security settings from the "Email Settings" option in the My CenturyLink dropdown at the top of your homepage (click here to be taken directly).

There, click Edit next to the email address you're interested in.  In the Security column, choose "Standard Privacy/Security" and click Save. Now you'll stay logged in until you choose to change it or intentionally log out.

TIP: Are you having guests, or would just like a little extra security for a short time without changing your settings? You can simply click the "log out" link on your homepage, and the next time you try to access your email, you'll be asked to log in, regardless of whether it's set to remember you.

The "log out" link overrides all settings and is your safeguard.

For security, you'll also be prompted to log in with your username and password if you go more than 90 days between site visits. 

Be sure to store your username and password in a safe place. Learn more about creating strong passwords.

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Like many free web-based email services, unused CenturyLink email accounts are deactived after a certain amount of time. To keep your CenturyLink email active, be sure to log in at least once a year. Accounts with no activity for longer than a year will be deactivated and all contents deleted.
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