Friday, March 22, 2013

#HowToRecoverGmailPassword

Finally, now that I have a new android phone, I can access my emails, blogs and other accounts.

After spending weeks, unsuccessfully contacting various "so called" phone support options,while trying to remember what my Google password, as well as After trudging through Google's numerorious online support pages, this one support page was helpful, although yor have to read the very last paragraph:
The questions we ask to verify your identity are intentionally difficult. Answer as many questions as possible, and make sure your answers are accurate. If you’re unsure about an answer, provide your best guess. It also helps to submit your answers from a computer you've used in the past .
What reason Google has for asking when a user started using calendar is completely useless. if answering the question on a new computer, because the old one died, probably will not work, unless, of course you remembered using Google calendar one day back in '08 to see what day your birthday fell on.
Lastnight, finally, I was successful in resetting my Google password.   Since changing my password on my fiance's Pantec phone back in September, that was the computer needed to be able to successfully answer my security questions.  Now if Google only made this simple little support information more easily available for those who, like myself, could potentially save hours of wasted time.
After answering the security question and entering five reguraly email address I corresponded with, correctly, twenty-seven times (no joke) only to receive one of the following two emails rejecting my attempts.  UPIN doing the exact same thing on my fiance's phone, without changing any of my answers, the password recovery option finally worked.  The kicker is, thinking it wouldn't work, I only answered the questions half assed regarding to people emailed frequently.  Only entered one email and one google product that I knew was 100% correct.

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