Gmail: Check Recent Logins and Sign Out of All Sessions

   Posted March 14, 2012 by Jimmy Selix in Google

While visiting the Apple store, you quickly check your Gmail. You get distracted and leave yourself logged in. Later while at home, you start receiving some strange email and become concerned that somebody is accessing your account. By using these directions you see that you are still logged in at the Apple store, and you immediately close the sessions preventing anybody from accessing your account there.

This guide will explain how to check the identifying information regarding any recent Gmail logins to your account. This information includes time, date, location, IP address and browser type.

You can also force logout of any concurrent or signed in sessions.  This can be essential if you believe your information is being accessed in other locations or if you forgot to logout of a session on a public computer.

1. Go to your Gmail account.  https://mail.google.com

2. In your Inbox, scroll to the very bottom of the page.  There will something similar to the following:

Last account activity: 0 minutes ago
Open in 1 other location Details

3. Click on the Detailslink and a new window will popup. This will show any current sessions including your most recent login history with IP addresses, date, device/browser type, and other identifying information.

4. You can also sign out of any concurrent or logged in session by using the Sign Out of all other sessions button.  This will logout all other Gmail sessions except the current one.

5. Finally, you can also change your Alert preferences to show an alert in Gmail when Google suspects unusual activity (activity that may indicate your accounts have been compromised) by scrolling to the bottom and clicking on Change.

 

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Jimmy Selix is an early adopter that loves to be one of the first on the block to have the latest and greatest in technology and gadgets. Another love of his is being able to share his knowledge to others seeking it. Feel free to drop any comments or questions that you may have.
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  • tipscomp

    Anyone had trouble with similar names getting gmail accounts and then their email coming to you? I regularly get two other people’s email – from from Western Australia and one from Canada (I’m in NSW, Australia). One trouble I know is that gmail doesn’t recognise the dot in firstname.surname when sending email but does recognise it when allowing creation of account. very frustrating when I receive someone else’s very important or very personal email.
    Gmail have been no help at all