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I have a question. How do I know my gmail is private? phone

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I have a question. How do I know my gmail is private?
JA: How do you usually access Gmail? On a phone or tablet, or through a web browser?
Customer: phone and my laptop
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: I always have it ring to my phone if signing in through my laptop.
JA: Anything else you want the email expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: It prompts to ask if I am signing in from a different device on my phone.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Email
Expert:  Jess M. replied 2 months ago.

Hi, welcome and thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I am glad to assist you today.

I am very sorry about your issues. If you are using Gmail through a web browser, yes, it is using a private and secure connection over the internet. You can verify this on your web browser where you can see a locked key icon or an HTTPS on the address bar. The "S" there means secure.

Please check this screenshot of my Gmail accessed through Chrome:

Now, regarding the prompts that you are getting, they are imposed by Gmail for your protection against common hackers nowadays. If someone is trying to guess your password ***** failed to login several times, Gmail will notify you through your phone. So it is very important that you keep your phone number UPDATED on your Gmail account.

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