We will go through some important things we should always remember, in order to keep our Email account ours forever. Gmail Support USA can explain this in a better fashion.
Phone Number: Changing phone numbers is pretty common, from a better network coverage to a better data plan to moving to a new place, there are so many reasons that we change our phone number but what is more important, and what we always forgot is that when we change phone number updating that new phone number in our email account should be one of the first thing we should do. If we constantly keep our phone number up to date we will never be in a situation where we need to recover our password and need a verification code but don’t have the number where the code should be received.
Alternate Email Address: Having the right alternate email address is the next best thing to a phone number, but even in this scenario most of the time we do forget to keep the alternate email address up to date. In my years of experience the most common issues I have scene is when the alternate email address is of an ex-girlfriend or an old friend or someone that we are not in touch anymore. This can lead to a dead end because without a security verification code getting your account back is not possible. So a word of advice is that always keep your alternate email address something that you know is always available like our other email account or a family member.