Gmail Warns About Suspicious Activity

by Klaus on March 28, 2010

in Tech News

Since (almost) forever, Gmail has been showing from where (IP address) the last login at your mail account occurred. But very few people actually pay attention to it and most people are not aware of their own IP address and whether or not a login has occurred from a different IP.

Now, Google changed this feature in Gmail to actually warn you, should a login suddenly occur from an unknown IP address. It will also warn you if another computer is logged in to your e-mail account at the same time as you are.

An activity log will be able to provide you with further information, should you receive such a warning from Gmail, and you will be encouraged to change your password.

If you’re a person who travels a lot or often login from different IP addresses, you can easily disable this new feature.

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christie March 28, 2010 at 21:33

It’ll be good to know, anyway! I do log in from several different computers and a couple of different isps, but I’d love to know if someone else logs in from somewhere else entirely. 🙂
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Ana Goncalves March 28, 2010 at 23:08

That’s interesting, and the same time useful!

Thanks for the informative read, Klaus. 🙂
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India Travel March 29, 2010 at 09:24

Gmail Warning ?????????

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chandan March 29, 2010 at 16:13

Well I have not get such warning from gmail, but I think this is good for protect our gmail account.
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Kim March 30, 2010 at 07:16

I got my first warning after I checked email on my phone and forgot to logout. It is a good feature but I have to shut it off. I check email from home, work, phone and random cafes.
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Lucy from Free Living Trust Information March 30, 2010 at 19:45

I think it’s really good to get these warnings. You don’t want someone coming in and taking all of your important information.
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Bob @ Certify March 31, 2010 at 16:18

That’s great news you have there! Almost of my email accounts are under gmail and our company is utilizing it as our official email client.

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link building services April 5, 2010 at 01:05

This is very interesting. I actually never paid attention to it.

You mentioned that very few people know their own IP address. There is service that you can use to check your IP easily: myip.dk . I regularly use it, whenever I want to know my IP address. I am not from Denmark, that is what the .dk stands for, but somehow I have memorized that name.

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