We all are much familiar with Gmail(Google mail) already. It has became the most crucial part of our life. Whether you are professional or normal user if you want to use Email then Gmail must be your first choice. Gmail is widely used all over world as most easy to use without any hassles. As a more and more people are going online the more and more spam and security concern are raising. Every body want to have its all information secure upto you. Looking all this concern Google has became very strict regarding all this issue to maintain proper security of individual data.
Fews days back when suddenly i try to login to my one of old gmail account which i’m not using frequently, i am unable to do so as gmail is asking for two step verification.
In two step verification google is asking me to confirm my identity with my phone number i have added during sign up.
Mistake which i will advice you not to make to secure your gmail account which i have made eventually.
The Email account i am talking about in above para has became so important to me suddenly because with this Email i have bought one licence developer tool which i need to upgrade and as i am unable to do so i have searched every where no solution has arrived so i thought to aware some of my friend about this.
Things to keep in mind to secure Gmail account
1.Always add the contact (mobile) number which you are using frequently
The mistake we make while signing up is adding the contact number which we are not using or some time incorrect also. This mistake has suffered me a lot. I have added the number which i am not frequently using and have bought just for temporary calls. After some time i don’t know where i have misplace that number and the main tragedy is i even don’t know that number at all which i have added during that time. With this mistake i’m not able to get into my account. So please add the number which you are going to use for long duration and always keep recored of number you have added.
2. Add recovery Email
Recovery Email will work as spy agent if you are in trouble with your account. Never forget to add recovery email. In case you have lost your contact number or you are not in position to reach your added mobile or contact number you can always use recovery Email to recover your Gmail account. Most often we think there is no need to do all this but when you will in trouble like me then you will regret. Like me 😀
3. Know the basic account information
As an additional recovery option gmail is asking various basic question when you have created your account. I know none of us know that or not even try to remember it. But this can also be helpful to recover your account.
4. Miscellaneous Questions
To recover your Gmail account you will be given option to recover by other ways. At that time if you are aware of various question related to use of your account then you can easily recover your account. Question like frequently used email, label and various Google product used with your mail id and when if you know all this then you are not in trouble and will easily get back your account.
The main issue is that if you are not able to keep in mind all this thing and some how you have lost your account there is not way to get it back from google. Being disappointed you can not even contact Google directly to look into your matter, you can always go to google product forum for your issue but if you are lack of the basic info you will never be able to get back your account. I have contacted many expert in Google forum but they are also unable to help me out.
So, Secure your Gmail account with the above guidelines so that in future you don’t have to regret for loosing your Email account.
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