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Suresh S [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, September 21, 2006
14 years ago5,035 views

Today i received a mail from google . in my yahoo account .why didnt they send to my gmail address

i think this is fraud.

Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 21:51:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: accounts-noreply[put at-character here]google.com Add to Address Book
Yahoo! DomainKeys has confirmed that this message was sent by google.com. Learn more
To: sureshs1983[put at-character here]yahoo.com
Subject: Google Password Assistance
   To initiate the process for resetting the password for your
ssuresh83[put at-character here]gmail.com Google Account, visit the link below

google.com/accounts/RP?c=91270 ...

If clicking the link above does not work, copy and paste the URL in a
new browser window instead.

Thank you for using Google.

For questions or concerns regarding your account, please visit the
Google Accounts FAQ at
google.com/help/faq_accounts.h ...

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or answered.
  

Sunil Nair [PersonRank 9]

14 years ago #

Suresh:

- did you lose your password or ask for password assistance?
- in case you did, you would not be able to log into GMail anyway
   and thus the message to your alternate ID.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

It all looks genuine to me. And even if you didn't ask for a password reset, someone else could have done...

Suresh S [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

no i havent asked it if i would have asked it why it didnt send a mail to my gmail id and why to my yahoo id

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

google.com/support/accounts/bi ...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Think about it:

you have this address: i.forget.often[put at-character here]gmail.com
you forget your password
click on the "forgot my pass" link

Of course they send the reset link to the secondary mail address. You forgot the pass from your gmail address, remember?

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