Millions of people around the world now using google services. Among all the google services Gmail is the best uses service. Each day Billions of messages are sent and received through Gmail. Company may send and receive their secure emails. We can also send and receive personal messages also. So the security of Gmail is most important.
1. Google Account Settings
Log in to your Gmail account. Click on your profile picture at the top right corner. The interface you are seeing is the google menu. From the dropdown click on Manage Your Google Account
When you just open a Gmail account google automatically opens such an account to access all of their services. So your Gmail account is not only an email account. You may say it as your google account.
From the option Manage your Google Account you can manage your password, two-factor authentication an all other personal details. From the left bar choose the security
2. Security Checkup
To secure your account google offers security recommendations. If there are any major security issues then google will be listed at the top of your account’s security page. To make your account secure if there is no recommendation then also click on Secure account at the bottom of the Security issues found section. By this, you will able to do an overview of your Google account’s security status. Here you will see six sections. If all six sections are green then it is okay. If you see anyone with a yellow alert then you have to resolve the issue. Google is smart enough in this. While you just click on the alerted section then Google will automatically tell you what have to do.
3. Change Password
It is good practice to change the password once within three months. Back to your Google account’s security page. You will see an overview titled Signing in to Google. This is the section by which you can change the password. Make a strong password for your google account.
4. Two-factor authentication
Its best practice to use the 2-factor authentication add as your login process. The mobile number you use is totally your personal. Only you have access to it. If you add your mobile number as your two-factor authentication then while you want to log in to your account then after giving your user name and your password then a code will be sent to your mobile. Without the code, you will not be unable to log in to your account. So with adding the two-factor authentication, your account remains secure.
5. Check Recent Security Activity
You have already changed your password. Also, you have added the two-factor authentication. Now please check your recent activity events. Go to your main security page. Scroll down to the Recent security activity section. Here you will see any login or access events in the past 28 days. Each item shows the device or app and data of the event. Click on the single event. You will see the detail like the IP address, estimated location, and browser.
6. Review your Devices
From your Google account you can check in which devices your account is logged in. Under the Your devices header, select Manage devices. By this section, you can see the list of every device currently signed in to your Gmail account.
Say you had a mobile phone that you sold out recently. Unfortunately, you have forgotten to sign out from that device. You can choose to sign out unused or older devices.