Emailing has become a day to day activity for almost everyone. Keeping an email account secure is a must as we have lot of personal conversations and documents available in our email account. Apart from this users personal information and other account holders details should also be prevented from any harm.
Gmail is the most popular and widely used web mail service available worldwide. Gmail allows you to send and receive mail in a safe manner. One can even have an organized address book through Gmail. Gmail service is ultra-fast and secure. Gmail makes sure to keep your account safe from hackers or any unauthorized access.
The first and foremost thing that you need to do is to protect your password. Make sure you have a strong and unshared password. If you need to change it, click on Account setting and select ‘Security’ tab. Apart from this Reset and Recovery options need to be safe. You should set an authentic phone number or email address to recover your password.
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After completing this step if you want to make your account even more secure then go for “Two Factor Authentication” referred to as 2-Step Verification method. With this method you sign in with something you already know i.e. your Password and something you have i.e. a verification code send on your mobile phone. To activate this 2 step verification follow the steps underneath:
• Click on 2 Step Verification page
• Select Get started
• Complete the step to step setup process
Once you are done with it, review your setting and add backup phone number. Next time whenever you will login your account, you will receive a text message with a verification code that you need to fill to access your emails.
Although Two Step Verification is the best way to keep your account secure, but isn’t it really tiresome to get a verification code every time you try to login. Google has come up with new code-less “Prompt” authentication. To get this service you just need to access Google account in your phone. With this option, Google will sent you a push notification to your phone asking if you’re trying to login. You just have to click yes to sign in successfully.
Google “Prompt” service can be availed easily on your android or iOS phones. For iOS you will need a Google app from the app store.
Last but not the least, you can even check your setting to find out when you last logged in. At the bottom of every page is a record of “Last account activity” which will show you your 10 last logged in activities, the IP address they are originated from and a guess at the country based on the IP address. It will even show you if the access was from a mobile phone or computer.
Note: The above checklist will make your account more safe and secure. We suggest you to perform the above steps more frequently if you find any suspicious activity.