Find Out If Someone Else Used Your Gmail

Computer security has been in the news a lot recently. Almost every day it seems like we read another news story about someone whose account was compromised. You may be worried that someone else has accessed your Gmail account. (Note: Your risk for this is higher if you’ve logged into your account using a public computer.)

There is a little-known Gmail trick that allows you to tell whether someone else has used your Gmail account. Google tracks your account usage and you can see the record. To access the record, look at the lower right corner of your computer screen to see when your Gmail account was last accessed

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Gmail account activityGmail secret tip: find out when your account was used.

Click the Details link to see a record of recent account activity including IP addresses.

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If anything looks off in your account history, your account may have been accessed by someone else.

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