I have a few email accounts with gmail. I create a different one for some websites like
I do this because most of the times emails sent from shared servers get rejected by gmail. Do not even land in spam. Just plain rejected…
I haven’t logged in to one of those accounts for a while, and today when I logged in, google asked me for the alternate email.
I entered that.
Then on next page google says,
“We want to make sure its you who owns this account”, enter phone number.
Since I have never entered my phone number in that account,
so how will google know its me, using a new phone number?
Anybody hacking can enter their phone, verify the account, login and do anything they want.
Then when real me goes to login, google will send code to that phone which hacker entered, and will lock me out of my own account…
What right does google has to ask me for my phone number?
That too “forced” asking?
If I want to enter a number, I will do it by my own choice. Why is google force stopping login?
I could have some important emails there.
I already verified my alternate email.
Could even click a link sent to that one.
Why phone number?
There is a button “try another way” at bottom. But its just for show. Nothing happens. Comes back to same “enter phone” page…
Why are all these websites forcing things on us?
Its becoming too much now.
Everyone seems to be imposing something or the other and we the users are supposed to silently follow orders…