The world’s most secure email is Gmail which is a product from Google. You can maximize your security in Gmail by enabling the 2 step verification process. Gmail provides two layers of protection for their mail users i.e., 2 step verification.
It’s very simple and easy to activate the 2 step verification for the Gmail account. Here it follows,
- Login to your Gmail account [gmail login].
- Go to the Account settings, available under the drop down box at the top right corner.
- Click on the Security from the links available at the left side of the Accounts settings page of Google.
- There you find a 2 Step Verification Status as OFF.
- The setup starts with the first stage of the Four.
- Where you will be asked for the phone number to which the code to send and the format of the code ie., Via Text message or Via Voice Calls.
- After providing all the details, click on the Send Code button. A Verification code will be sent to your phone number as per your registered option.
- Provide the Verification Code sent to your phone number and click verify.
- Asks you whether the computer using is a trusted one?
- Confirm the activation of 2 step verification with the appropriate settings for your Gmail account by clicking the Confirm button available on the fourth stage.
- Now whenever you login into the Gmail you will be asked for the verification code send by the Google to authenticate the User.
- A 2 step verification setup page opens. In that Click on the Start Setup button.
To disable 2- Step verification, visit the using 2-step verification page under your Google Account Settings.
- Sign in with your username, password and verification code if prompted.
- Click Turn off 2- Step verification.
- A pop- up window will appear to confirm that you want to turn off 2- step verification.
- Click OK.
If you used application specific passwords to authorize applications to access your Google Account, it recommends you to go back to using passwords rather than application specific passwords to access these applications. In this way you can revoke your application specific passwords so nobody else can use them. Visit the Authorizing applications and sites page under your Google’s Account Settings. Click Revoke for any application or device whose code you want to revoke. For each application that you revoked an application specific password, you will need to reauthorize the application by entering your username and password, as you did before you turned on 2 step verification. You might not be prompted for this information the next time you use the application as some applications will take longer to recognized that an application specific password has been revoked.