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Friday, July 10, 2009

Gmail Password Recovery Via Text Message

So you forget your Gmail password and want to get it back, try out recovering your password via text message which has been recently added in Google account . This is a new technique to recover your password which I don't think any other email service providers uses it.

Now sometime its easy to hack an account if the password recover system is only depends on birth-date and a security question like “What is your pet name?”, which can be guessed out easily if we know someone.

However things changes and email provider has to check their security vulnerability and have to fill up the loop holes. So its always a good thing to add as many password recovery options to your Google Account.


Steps to turn-on the recovery password via text message:

  1. Sign in our Gmail account.
  2. Select 'Change Password Recovery Options’.
  3. Click on “Add a mobile phone number
  4. Select your “Country”.
  5. Enter your cell phone number
  6. Click “Save”.

Steps to get a new password:

Next time when you forget your password just follow these steps

  1. Go at password-assistance page.
  2. Enter your “Username”.
  3. Click “Submit
  4. You will receive a text message with a recovery code  and a mail in the secondary email id.
  5. Using the recovery code you can get a new password or by checking your secondary email and click the link which Google has sent you.

The advantage of using text message recovery is that you don't have check secondary email account or even leave the page. Just check the text message, use the recovery code and you are done. Let us know what do you think about this new password recovery option by leaving comments.

[Via: Official Gmail Blog  ]

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At July 10, 2009 at 9:55 PM , Anonymous Patelbros said...

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At July 11, 2009 at 8:28 PM , Blogger ravish said...




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