When creating any kind of account, aside from the user name, an equally important part of any login information is the password. Without the password you will not gain entry into the site or account you are trying to login to.
The importance of the password
When making your Gmail password be extra careful not to choose one that is very telling or very familiar if the people trying to illegally enter into your account know you. This includes birthdays, middle names, nicknames, home addresses, and etc., basically anything that people will equate with you is not a good password.
The Gmail password is particularly a bit more important because having a Gmail account meant that you will also have the same password for all the other Google services that are bundled together with your Gmail account. That means that blogger, AdSense, drive, and etc., will have all the same passwords identical to that of your email account. This particular feature of Google is very efficient for its users because it eliminates the need to remember more passwords for the various Google tools. The downside of this would be, if a malicious individual got a hold of your password covertly or without any notice then the attacker would have access to all the Google tools associated with that email account. And so in a sense a lot more damage can be potentially done if your password goes to the wrong hands.
How to change your password
There are two scenarios when you will have to provide a new password for your Gmail account. The first one is when you think somebody else already knows your Gmail password without your consent. This is more important than the second scenario and an urgent one. You must change your password as soon as you get the chance.
The second scenario is when you forgot in all honesty the password that you made. If this happens all you have to do is to click Forgot Password. Just follow the recommended steps that involve the recovery options you have provided.
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