Gmail email security should be a top priority for all Gmail users, not minding whether you back up. This is because all your personal information and Google products are linked to one google account. Hence, it will be nice if you use google advanced protection program.
According to Reuters
Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) Google Inc said on Tuesday it would roll out an“advanced protection program” to provide stronger email security for some users such as government officials, political activists and journalists who are at a higher risk of being targeted by sophisticated hackers.
The advanced protection program allows users to opt into security settings aimed at protecting Gmail and Google Drive from phishing attacks. In this post, I will guide you on how to manage your Gmail email security and run an account security checkup.
Gmail Email Security Settings | Gmail Account Security Checkup
Here I will be guiding you on the steps to manage your Gmail email security:
Visit the Gmail site and log in with your correct email and password.
After you have Logged in you will be redirected to google the main page. Click on Gmail.
In your Gmail page, at the right upper corner click on the profile button to display a pop-up window. Click the “My Account” option.
After that, your account page will be displayed, adjust your account settings.
In the options below, you will see sections like “Security Checkup”, “Privacy Checkup”.
Click on the “Get Started” button.
Once you click on the get started button, the process would start. The next thing is to start filling your details like phone and recovery email address to complete the recovery information.
Once you sign in on any device it would be sent to your mail to make sure it’s you. Sign out from devices that are not yours by clicking on “Something looks wrong” to change the password.
A page will open to change the password, two options (Change password or No thanks ) will appear to click on one.
Lastly, third-party apps and plugins which have your information will be shown. Click on “Remove” to stop them from having your information.
N/B: you must have an account to do this. For help on creating an account check this post.
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