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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Watch Over Your Gmail Account Activity

Gmail rolled out a new feature which you’ll find at the bottom of the application (if you have it already): account activity information. You’ll see an info text like “Last account activity: 0 minutes ago on this computer” with a Details link. This information is supposed to help you find out when fishy things go on with your Gmails... like when your password has been discovered by someone else, who now browses through your private messages.

Clicking on the details link pops up a window where you can sign out other sessions that may be running. That window also contains a recent activity history complete with (partial) IP addresses. “With this information, I can quickly verify that all the Gmail activity was indeed mine,” a Gmail developer at the official Gmail blog writes.

[Thanks Ken!]


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