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๐Ÿ”’ 2-Step Verification(2-Factor Authentication): What, Why, and How to Enable It?
๐Ÿ”’ 2-Step Verification(2-Factor Authentication): What, Why, and How to Enable It?

Understanding and Activating 2-Step Verification(2-Factor Authentication) for Enhanced Account Security

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Written by Naitik Chavda
Updated over a week ago

Hello there, Saleshandy users! ๐Ÿ‘‹

Let's dive into 2-Step Verification, also known as 2-Factor Authentication (2FA), and learn What it is, Why it's important, and How to set it up to secure your email accounts. ๐Ÿ˜„

๐Ÿ”’2-Step Verification(2-Factor Authentication)

What is 2-Step Verification(2-Factor Authentication)?

2-Step Verification (2FA) is a security measure that adds an extra layer of protection to your online accounts. It requires two independent factors to verify your identity when logging in. These factors can be something you know (like a password), something you have (such as a mobile device or security key), or something you are (like a fingerprint or facial recognition).

Why 2-Step Verification(2-Factor Authentication) ?

Enabling 2-Step Verification for your email account comes with a bunch of benefits:

  1. Enhanced Account Security: With 2FA, even if someone manages to obtain or guess your password, they still need the second factor to gain access. It significantly reduces the risk of unauthorized access to your email account.

  2. Protection Against Password Attacks: Passwords can be vulnerable to various attacks, such as phishing or brute-force attempts. 2FA provides an additional layer of defense, making it much harder for attackers to compromise your account.

  3. Peace of Mind: By adding an extra security measure, 2FA helps you feel more confident about the safety of your email account, knowing that it's better protected against unauthorized access.

How to Setup 2-Step Verification(2-Factor Authentication)?

Setting up 2-Step Verification for your email account is usually a straightforward process.

๐Ÿ“บ Video Guide

For Google as an Email Provider,

An animation showing how to turn on 2-Step Verification in your Google Account

๐ŸชœSteps to Follow

  1. Log in to your email account: Open your email client or access the webmail interface and enter your login credentials (username and password).

  2. Access account settings: Look for an option or menu labeled "Settings," "Account Settings," or your account name. It's usually located in the upper-right corner or under a drop-down menu.

  3. Find the 2-Step Verification settings: Search for an option related to 2-Step Verification or 2-Factor Authentication within the account settings. It might be listed as "Security," "Privacy," or "Login and Security."

  4. Enable 2-Step Verification: Once you've found the 2-Step Verification settings, follow the prompts to enable it for your email account. You may be asked to choose your second factor, such as receiving a verification code via SMS, using an authenticator app, or utilizing biometric authentication.

  5. Follow the setup instructions: Depending on the chosen method, you must follow the specific instructions provided. This may involve verifying your phone number, scanning a QR code with an authenticator app, or setting up biometric authentication if supported.

  6. Test and finalize: Once you've completed the setup, try logging out and logging back into your email account. The system should prompt you for the second factor to verify your identity. This ensures that everything is functioning correctly.

For Google as an Email Provider,

  • Open your Google Account and select Security in the navigation panel to enable it.


    2FA Authentication
  • It will prompt you to log in again.

  • Set up your phone for Two Factor authentication

  • Enter the code youโ€™ve received to your phone number to confirm.

  • Once youโ€™ve confirmed, click Turn On

  • 2-Factor Verification has been enabled now.

Mission accomplished; you've successfully created 2 Step Authentication(2FA) for your Email Account. ๐Ÿ‘

Wishing you a delightful experience! โค๏ธ

Happy Selling! ๐Ÿš€

Warmest regards,

Saleshandy Team

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