Gmail prompts

Add your mobile phone to your account .Without a phone number, you could lose all access to your account if you forget your password or if your account is hijacked. Adding a phone number allows us to do things like send you SMS alerts when we detect suspicious activity" .

I press "Click here to skip adding a mobile phone to your account" but after awhile, the message appears again.

What if I do not want to add a mobile? How to get rid of this messages? What if you don't have a mobile?

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    Even if you add a mobile number, you're prompted to confirm it every few months. As it's an attempt to help you keep your account from being compromised I doubt that there's a way to permanently get rid of it.
    – ale
    Commented Sep 26, 2012 at 23:54
  • And do not just add some random mobile number just to make the message go away! Once you have entered a number, Google may choose to use it if you ever forget your password - so it's important that you do have access to any mobile-number that you give them. Commented Sep 28, 2012 at 13:12
  • You can't stop that. Google wish to collect as much data as possible (and correlate them), to serve you relevant ads.
    – Sybil
    Commented Sep 29, 2012 at 15:10
  • I see this happening not only with Gmail, but also with Yahoo, Imdb, Voip Commented Jul 16, 2013 at 21:49

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You add alternate email ID to get rid of it.

  • Any source for this information? Commented Jul 1, 2014 at 9:53

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