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Detect suspicious activity in your Gmail Account


If you found any strange behaviors while using Gmail such as: strange email in your Sent Box that you didn't send appear,  or some messsages have disappeared, or your Gmail settings have changed but you didn't do it as: signature, forwarding emails, filters, ...it's possile that your account has been compromised.

Google provided a "Last account activity" feature, shows you information about recent activity in your mail to help you find suspicious activity. Recent activity includes any time that your mail was accessed using a regular web browser, a POP client, a mobile device, a third-party application, etc...

Check your account activity

  1. Sign in to Gmail
  2. Scroll down at the bottom right, you can see your last account activity. Click "Details" link to see more details.
    account activity
  3. In activity information windows, you can see up to 10 latest activities of your account listed in the table with access type, IP address and time.
    activity information
  4. If you detect any unusual activity with strange IP address/location, we highly recommend you click "Sign out all other web sessions" button and change your Gmail password as soon as possible.

Note: Gmail will send you an alert if there is any unusual activity with your email account.