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5 comments on “Setting Up Two-Factor Authentication — Ask Leo! Live”

  1. I live in Germany. When I travel to the US or any other country, I can still receive SMS text messages on my phone. It’s even free. I can receive texts in Germany on my US T-Mobile phone. I guess that’s because it’s a German company. I find it strange that other US carriers don’t have a roaming feature which allows this. You can get around this by using a Magic Jack number as a recovery number for traveling.

    It would be inconvenient to have to plug in a Magic Jack away from home but I don’t use my physical Magic Jack. I installed the Magic App on my cell phone and use that. I can call, text, and receive calls and texts from the US from wherever I am in the world as long as I have Internet access. Google Voice, which Leo mentions in this video, would be a good alternative to that.

    I’ve also downloaded an recovery code to recover my account if all else fails.

  2. Today I set up my Outlook account for two-factor authorization using Google Authenticator. The result was only mildly annoying, until I tried to log into Thunderbird on my desktop: Nada, no way could I log in, and I haven’t been able to find a work-around. I have since disabled 2FA in Outlook, at least until I can find a way to resolve this issue, . . . Any suggestions?


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