Articles tagged: gmail

You've Been Hacked!

How Do I Tell If My Email Has Been Hacked?

It can be surprisingly hard to tell if an email account has been hacked, especially when hackers cover their tracks. I’ll show you a couple of possible signs.

Email

How Do I Change My Email Address?

Changing an email address involves changing more than just the address. I’ll look at common scenarios and a few additional approaches.

Forwarding SPAM

Tip of the Day: Don’t Forward All Email

The Select-All Checkbox in GMail

Tip of the Day: Deleting All Messages with a Gmail Label

All Mail in Gmail

Tip of the Day: All Mail in Gmail

Are free email services worth it?

Are Free Email Services Worth It?

Free email services and accounts are convenient and ubiquitous, and can be used safely, if and only if you take responsibility for that safety.

Example Reply

How Do I Edit a Reply?

Edit a reply before sending it: clean up your message, remove email addresses, and more.

What Your Email Address Says About You

What Your Email Address Says About You

It’s not as bad as it once was, but which email provider and what email address you have can cause some to make assumptions about who you are and what you do, or don’t, know.

You Can use Free Email Safely (but most people don't)

You Can Use Free Email Safely (But Most People Don’t)

Free email is popular, ubiquitous … and risky. Free email accounts are lost regularly with no hope of recovery. I’ll review how you can use free email accounts safely.

Mark As Spam

Should I Worry If Email I Send Is Marked as Spam?

If someone threatens to mark your email as spam, don’t worry about it. Here’s why.

Labelled Email

How Do Gmail Labels Relate to Folders?

Gmail labels are similar to folders, but with a couple of important differences if you also use a desktop email program to access Gmail.

Gmail POP settings

The Best Ways to Back Up Gmail

Relying on free email services can be an unnecessary risk. Fortunately it’s possible, even easy, to back up Gmail.

Email

Why am I getting Amazon notifications for someone else?

It’s pretty scary that you are getting notifications from someone else’s account – but not scary for you!

Gmail open in one other location

Why Do I Always Have to Sign Out Other Sessions in Gmail?

Isolating other sessions in Gmail can become pretty complex. We’ll walk through a number of scenarios.

Hacked!

Do I Need to Worry About the Latest Security Breach?

That’s a composite of several questions that I’ve received relating to a recent theft of something like two million user accounts and passwords. I’ll address this specific incident, but I also want to discuss some things to consider with any large scale account theft.

Google

Is Gmail’s targeted advertising a bad thing?

Of course Gmail can read your email. How else would they be able to filter it for spam? But “who” or “what” is reading it, and does it really matter?

Emails Hacked!

If My Email Account is Hacked, What Kinds of Things Should I Check?

When a hacker has access to your email account, they can do anything — even change settings you know nothing about. Let’s take a look at some of the possible dangers.

It's frightening, on the server side, to watch the constant attempts being made to brute force a way into email accounts. So it's safe to assume that if Google sent you a notification... someone got in!

Did Someone Log In to Google with My Password?

It’s frightening, on the server side, to watch the constant attempts being made to slowly brute force a way into email accounts. So it’s safe to assume that if Google notified you – someone got in!

Gmail tabs dialog

How Do I Get Rid of Gmail Tabs?

Google recently introduced a tabbed interface to access automatically categorized email messages. If that’s not for you, I’ll show you how to turn that off.

Do Gmail Preview Images Pose a Security Risk?

Gmail occasionally includes preview images of attachments that are included with an email. Rather than being an additional risk, when present, these preview images can help keep you safer.