Solved how to change to old password in gmail

October 17, 2011 at 06:21:07
Specs: Windows 7
recently i have changed my gmail account password.now i want to change it to old password only but it is not allowing and asking not to enter unused password.please tell how to change to old password.

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January 31, 2012 at 19:41:21
Gmail stores the last 100 passwords used. If you really, I mean REALLY want your old password back and have 20 to 30 minutes to spare, you can change your password 100 times.

To make it easier this is what I did:
1. In Excel I typed in stupidgoogle1, stupidgoogle2, stupidgoogle3, etc., etc., all the way to stupidgoogle100
2. Then I just cut and pasted into gmail when changing password.
3. This way your not typing each password over and over again, because gmail will ask you for your old password and ask you to type in the new password twice. Way too much typing.



#1
October 17, 2011 at 07:15:12
It is probably against gmail's password policy to re-use old passwords. Sometimes those limitations only apply to a certain number of past passwords. So, you could try resetting the password 3 or 5 times to something random, and then try resetting to the one you want.

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#2
October 17, 2011 at 08:30:01
For security reasons it is a good idea to change passwords regularly and not repeat them too often. Almost everyday members come with problems caused by not following this advice.

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#3
October 17, 2011 at 16:56:21
Simple answer... ask the experts: http://mail.google.com/support/

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January 31, 2012 at 19:41:21
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Gmail stores the last 100 passwords used. If you really, I mean REALLY want your old password back and have 20 to 30 minutes to spare, you can change your password 100 times.

To make it easier this is what I did:
1. In Excel I typed in stupidgoogle1, stupidgoogle2, stupidgoogle3, etc., etc., all the way to stupidgoogle100
2. Then I just cut and pasted into gmail when changing password.
3. This way your not typing each password over and over again, because gmail will ask you for your old password and ask you to type in the new password twice. Way too much typing.


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