For reasons I can’t explain I have a lot of stuff linked to my GMAIL account. In the past two months I completely forgot my Gmail password. Sounds like a simple problem with dozen answers……
For a person who is constantly on internet, I was really frustrated that I could not reset my password. Reading various post from various blogs, I realized I was not alone.
So when I found a solution I decided to share it (that worked for my case).
I went through all GMAIL password resetting options like :-
- Resetting password using primary email address
- Resetting password using SMS / Text to my mobile phone
- Resetting passing answering a combination of question to prove ownership of my account.
On option 2 , resetting using verification code. This option never appeared at all. I was only able to send a verification code for username but not for password recovery.
On option 3, I was asked questions I was never able to remember on my account and I received this email from Google:-
So what was my solution ?
Out of the blue last week I received an email from one of my service providers. I realized I was not receiving my GMAIL password resetting link because I had activated SPAM filter. After removing the spam filter from my primary email address I requested a new password from GMAIL and I was able to receive it.