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12/7/09
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Tribune1408

Weird message at top of my main Gmail page.

From time to time the following message appears in a box at the top of my main Gmail page: "Hey, this is important: we don't have a password recovery email address or phone number for your account. If you lose your access, we may not be able to help you" Also in this message are the following two hyperlinks: "Add Info now | Dismiss"

Is this a legitimate message from Gmail or is someone is attempting to trick me into providing them with information they could use for nefarious purposes?


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Operating system: Mac OS 10.6.2
Program and version I use to access Gmail: Firefox 3.5.5
Your antivirus software (e.g. Norton 2007):
Any extensions, toolbars or plug-ins: Better Gmail 2, Download Status Bar, Evernote Web Clipper, FaviconizeTab, PermaTabs Mod, Pixlr Grabber, UberNote Toolbar, WiseStamp, Xmarks, Zoho Notebook Helper, Zotero
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12/7/09
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bkennelly
Yes, it is legitimate.  The link should take you to your Google account settings.
12/7/09
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Tribune1408
Thanks, bkennelly, for answering this. The message's beginning, "Hey, this is important", sounds a bit weird to me as a lead-in for an official communication (what, Google couldn't have sent me an email??).

But, I do appreciate your helping me out on this question.

Best regards.
 
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