Digital Manners: Should you share your email password with your spouse?

Navigating the intersection of etiquette and technology.
July 5 2011 3:21 PM

Does Love Mean Sharing Passwords?

Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe discuss whether a married couple should share the passwords to their email.

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This week, Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe discuss whether it's OK to share the password to your email with your significant other. Listen to Episode 11 using the audio player below or by opening the player in a new tab.

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Podcast by Andy Bowers.

Farhad Manjoo is a technology columnist for the New York Times and the author of True Enough.

Emily Yoffe is a regular Slate contributor. She writes the Dear Prudence column. 

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