Back up gmail account

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May 28, 2018, 3:48:11 PM via Website

Hi all!
I have another one of my unusual questions!
For sometime now google has been nagging me to set up a back up gmail account. And i am trying to figure out why.
I don't use my phone for business, i don't save my emails (i read them then delete them). I don't take and store pictures.
I don't even have or create any files in my phone! I even have my cloud storage and drop box disabled!
So-can anyone tell me what benefits are there for ME to set up this back up account?
Or a even better question,
What will google gain if i do set up a back up gmail account!
(Considering the fact that google doesn't do anything unless there is something in it for them! )
Please forgive me for being suspicious and negative concerning Google, but i have learned the hard way in the past that google is not to be completely trusted!
So why are they pushing me to set up this back up gmail account?

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Jul 13, 2018, 12:19:42 AM via Website

Found the answer! It wasn't a back up email address Google wanted me to set up. They wanted me to back up my files in some type of a google storage file on thier computer! But with the new phone I purchased I was able to stop the notification or opt out!
problem solved!

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Jun 4, 2018, 7:34:35 AM via Website

May be for security reasons they are pushing you back (thinking)

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Jun 4, 2018, 11:59:18 AM via Website

David michaels
Seem to me that another gmail address would be another opportunity for a hacker or scammer! Wouldn't it?
:?lindsay :?

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Jul 12, 2018, 4:19:12 PM via Website

The same about me. I didn't manage to find the logical answer.

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Jul 13, 2018, 12:19:42 AM via Website

Found the answer! It wasn't a back up email address Google wanted me to set up. They wanted me to back up my files in some type of a google storage file on thier computer! But with the new phone I purchased I was able to stop the notification or opt out!
problem solved!

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