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8 Feb 2022

Check your Gmail settings

If you use Gmail, you can follow these steps to make sure your account is secure

Make sure the email is not forwarded or shared unless you want it


Check the “Mail Settings” tab for forwarding and allow others access to your account to ensure the delegation settings are indicated by your email correctly.


If you forget your password, there is a way to get back into your account


If you need to reset your password, Google can send an email to the recovery email address, making sure your recovery email address is up-to-date and that you can access it.


You can also add a phone number to your Gmail profile to get a code to reset your password via text message.



One of the easiest and most reliable ways to keep your account secure is to have a mobile number on your account


For example, if someone tries to break into your account, Google will use the phone number to challenge those people and send you a verification code, so you can use it if you ever lose access.


As a result of giving Google a recovery phone number, there is no sign up for marketing lists or calls from telemarketers.



Your mobile phone is a much safer identification method than a recovery email address or a security question because, without anything else, your mobile phone is a physical occupied object.


Check your account for unusual access or activity


Review your account regularly for unfamiliar or suspicious activity The most recent IP address accessed from your mail address


And their associated locations, click the “Details” link at the bottom of the page to find them If you see suspicious activity in the account, change your password immediately and log out of the account


When signing in to Gmail, you should check if the web address starts with https: // (not just “http: //”). This indicates that your connection to the website is encrypted and resistant to encryption and illegal communication.