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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Guide to setting up your Gmail with a secure log-on


Action Steps:

  • It's important to fully research the service provider, learn about how they manage your data and your privacy on-line. Search the internet or the providers front page. Ask questions and discuss with others about any privacy policies you do not understand. Watch supporting tutorials on how to control your accounts profiles and functions. limit any information you supply so that you remain as near anonymous as you feel safe. Stay informed of updates made by your service provider. Amongst the play-lists included in this resource, you will find information that can direct you towards more comprehensive sources on controlling and maintaining a safe and secure on-line profile.

  • Setup a gmail email address quickly at http://mail.google.com/mail/signup

  • Take into consideration:

    • When choosing a user-name for your email address (username@gmail.com) You may be intending to use this on your CV while job seeking. We recommend trying to represent your identity as clearly as possible. Google will check the availability of the user-name and offer suggestions. We recommend that you review any current email addresses you may be using, Employers hire straight-up and accountable staff who front well and impress rather than offend or show lack of care in their presentation.

    • When choosing a password, make it memorable! Its not advised that it's a password your already using for any other account which holds confidential or personal information such as your full identity. Never use a password which also grants access to your bank account. If you forget your Gmail password at any time you can recover it via the password recovery survey. Gmail will send your recovered password in an email, sent to your nominated secondary email address. Within Gmail settings you can forward any incoming mail to your secondary address to remove any pressure to switch entirely or immediately to the Gmail service. It is not necessary however to provide a secondary address if you don't know one, just a precaution we recommend.

    • When selecting a security question, if there isn't a question provided that you feel secure providing the answer to, select to choose 'write your own question'. Type the question and then the answer. Make sure your confident your certain and wont forget it easily. Take precautions that others don't use your account. When leaving a public computer that you have used and not signed out or forgot to do so; Gmail makes it easy to sign out remotely of other computers you may have accessed your account from. Watch through our selected play-lists on Google and other Web Applications to further explore related resource links.

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