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Tip of the Day: Set Up Recovery Email Addresses for Everything You Can

Multiple Email Addresses in Facebook
Providing multiple email addresses in Facebook. (Screenshot:

I remain shocked at the number of people who lose accounts regularly because they get hacked or forget a password only to discover they never bothered to set up recovery information on the account.

To quote the shoe people: just do it.


In fact, set up multiple recovery email addresses for those accounts that support it. My Facebook account, for example, has a couple, as does my bank account. This helps ensure that should there ever be a problem with one, I have the other to fall back on.

And, of course, periodically make sure those recovery addresses work! That’s another way people’s primary accounts get lost forever after a hack: the recovery address they set up years ago is no longer available.

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