Gmail email box, like other online accounts, is kept secure and private by the password. It is very important that this is known only to you. If the password falls into the wrong hands you can probably kiss the email account goodbye resulting in the loss of vital, personal and sensitive information. As you can understand, this can actually spell doom for many people.
In addition to creating a complex password, there is also a school of thought that believes changing the password frequently helps in increasing security at the account. On this page, I’ll provide instructions on how to change the password of a Gmail email account.
Creating a good password for your Gmail email is an art. The password needs to be sufficiently complex but not so much that you aren’t able to recall it yourself at some later date. At the same time, it cannot be something that others can guess in a few tries. I suggest reading my tips on how to make a good password for your Gmail account.
Since the strength of the password determines the security of your account, Gmail, like other popular services, helpfully provides a “Password Strength” bar whenever you want to change this information.
Below are step-by-step instructions and screenshots on changing the Gmail email account password. These have been worked out from the new webmail interface of the service.
Google understands that some people may forget the password to their Gmail email account. If this happens, the subscriber may lose the account and all the information stored in it. Users are, thus, provided with a way to regain control of the Gmail account by resetting the password. This is typically done by answering the security question one had selected / created at the time of getting the Gmail email address.
Conclusion: It’s quite easy to change the Gmail email account password if one knows the answer to the security question or has access to the present login information. Which means the security question and its answer are as important as the password.
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