Thursday, May 29, 2008

Orkut - Getting Started

Protect your account
Profile privacy features
How do I join orkut?
How do I create my orkut profile?
General safety tips for using
How do I join orkut?
How do I change back to English?
How do I enable JavaScript?
Does orkut support my browser?
Does own all the content that I submit to the site?
Protect your account
Due to's open nature, we realize that users' accounts can become compromised through phishing schemes, viruses, and spyware. Fortunately, users can help secure their own account and their online identity quickly and easily. As a starting point, we recommend the following safe practices:

Don't share: Keep your username, password and personal information secret and change your password regularly.

Don't script: Never paste a URL or script into your browser while logged into, no matter what it claims to do. Don't click on links in emails that claim to be from orkut or Gmail. Scan your computer regularly for viruses, spyware, and adware.

Don't spread: Never enter your Google Account login and password on sites other than and other Google properties. Never check remember me when you're using a shared computer.

Avoid posting sensitive personal data, such as email addresses or pictures, in public places.

Don't forget to click the Logout link at the top of the page when you're done using orkut.

You may also want to restrict who's allowed to write in your scrapbook and see your photos, scrapbook, videos, testimonials, and feeds. To do so, click settings under your profile photo, choose the privacy tab, and use the dropdown menu to choose who is allowed to send you scraps or see your scrapbook, photos, videos, testimonials and feeds.

Please remember never to share your password with anyone, including sites that claim to send friendly scraps to your friends. If you've shared your password with anyone, we highly recommend you change it as soon as possible.

If someone is using your account without your permission, please report a hijacked account.
Please be assured that does not use your email address for any purpose other than sending out orkut invitations and notices. We find spam annoying and are committed to keeping your email address safe.
Additionally, we'll never send you spam emails asking you to download anything or to send us personal information, such as your password or bank account information. is a free service, and it will remain safe with your help.

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