Ensuring more safety to your account

Thursday, September 27, 2012 | 12:54 PM

At Google, we take account security very seriously. Our team of experts work daily to ensure that your personal information is protected. One of the additional tools we've created to give you even more control over your account security is email verification.

Why is it important to have a verified e-mail?
- It allows you to regain access to your account if you forget your password
- It ensures that your account notifications are not sent to others
- It lets you use the Orkut chat to talk to your friends

Aiming to increase the security of your account, we'll start showing a message to all Orkut users who don't have verified e-mails asking them to do so. The e-mail verification, which has been optional until now, will soon become mandatory.

If you're seeing the message asking to verify your e-mail but don't know how to do it, don't worry: we've created a step by step guide in the Help Center that will help you through it.

Verifying your e-mail is only a initial step to make your account safe. If you'd like to learn more ways to increase your account's safety, check out this article in our Help Center.

Posted by Otavio Silva, Google Product Manager