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Gmail lost password

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Sbenard, Jun 9, 2017.

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  1. Sbenard

    Sbenard Thread Starter

    Jun 9, 2017
    Lost a password to gmail, don't have access to phone used to complete 2 step verification. I have virtually no proof I own the account. It's old last used in Oct 2015. Has precious photos of people who have passed. Plz help!
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    Theres nothing we can do to "break" into the account , as thats against the rules.

    If you cannot prove to gmail that you are the owner, then theres little you can do.
    Google used to have the right to purge and close accounts if they had not been used for a year, so its possible its been removed

    you will have to fill in the forms to recover the account and hope you can provide enough information

    account recovery link
  3. plodr


    Jun 27, 2014
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    I didn't have a smartphone when I got a gmail account. You should have set up an alternate email address.

    Perhaps you did. Try I forgot my password and see if an email shows up at a different email address.
  4. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    Sorry we cannot assist with requests to bypass passwords.
    Closing thread
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