Taking care of the security of emails is essential today, because that is where many attacks are carried out, impersonating people or stealing sensitive data. In gmail there is a tool that lets you know if someone else has entered the profile.
This function is important considering that according to a report from AV-ATLAS During 2022, close to 80 million cyber threats were presented only on computers and the estimates are that each year that figure will grow by 15%.
Therefore, taking all possible measures to control each of the platforms in which it is present is the best option to avoid falling for these threats.
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It is important to note that this function is internal to the application of Googleso it will not be necessary to download a second platform to verify the information of who and when accessed the account.
The tool will show the IP address from which they have connected, this record provides the location of the connection, and data such as date, time, type of access is also given, which is the data from the device from which the email was opened.
To view this information, follow these steps:
1. Open Gmail.
2. Go to the bottom right in the main window.
3. Locate the ‘Details’ option, which will be at the end under the information of the last connection.
3. Click on that button.
A new window will open with a complete list of recent entries, something to keep in mind because it will only show the last 10 and the current one. So the best option is to do a periodic review to be sure that we are the ones who entered the mail.
In the data given by the table is the IP address, accompanied by the country to which it belongs. However, the combination of numbers may be insufficient for some users, so the best option is to copy it and check that address on sites like www.cual-es-mi-ip.net/. There the platform will show the exact location on a map from where the connection was made to be sure that it was us.
In case of finding an irregularity, the first step is to change the access password to gmail and then activate in the same window where the recent access list is, you can click on the ‘more information’ option and the platform will give a guide to review the mail and protect it from third parties.
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The messaging platform has a feature that allows users to delete their messages automatically after a certain time, which becomes a privacy and security option for many. This is how they work:
1. In Gmail, click the button Write that appears in the upper right corner of the screen.
2. Press the option confidential mode.
3. A mini-window will open with new options for the activated mode. Therefore, it can be configured as needed, such as setting a minimum period of 1 week and a maximum of 5 years. You can also add a access password.
4. Press the button Keep to seal the changes that have been made. And ready.