Here’s a quick tip to see your Gmail account sign-in history, including the dates and times that your Gmail account was used. You can also see the IP addresses which were used to access your account.
- On your computer, open Gmail.
- In the bottom right, click Details.
*Many of our users would look for this feature in Office 365, so next week we will review how to see your O365 sign-in history.
Screenshot of the Details tab
Seeing anything different than your usual location in there, like China or Russia, might be a red flag that your email account has been compromised because of phishing or malware. In this case you want to change your password right away.
Here are some steps you can take to keep your Gmail account secure:
- Use a strong, secure password. Here’s the formula we often use to craft ours: https://www.pinkhattech.com/2016/09/27/jimmy-kimmel-gets-people-to-give-away-their-passwords-on-national-tv/
- Learn about 2-Step verification & enable it for your Gmail account: https://www.pinkhattech.com/2017/11/07/what-is-multi-factor-authentication/