Articles tagged: gmail
What is Last Account Activity in Gmail?
Gmail makes your account activity available to you in case you’re concerned about unauthorized access.
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.
Lost Gmail Account Recovery With No Phone or Alternate Email
The Google Account Recovery process may be able to help you get your account back. Maybe.
How Do I Free Up Space in Gmail?
There are several ways to deal with an overflowing Google Drive.
What’s the Difference Between an Email Account, an Email Address, an Email Program, and an Email Service?
Terminology around email can be confusing. I’ll review some common and important terms.
How Do I Get Rid of Gmail Tabs? How to Regain Control and Find the Email Gmail Might Be Hiding From You
Gmail introduced a tabbed interface to automatically categorize email messages. Since their categorization often misses the mark, let’s turn it off.
An Overview of Gmail – Ask Leo! Live
An overview of the user interface and settings of one of the world’s most popular email systems: Google Mail, aka Gmail.
Filters in Gmail and Outlook.com – Ask Leo! Live
Filters are incredibly power and overlooked ways of managing your email. I’ll review setting up filters for common tasks like keeping certain senders out of spam, as well as sending others directly there.
How Do I Keep Outlook.com from Locking Me Out When I Travel?
When your email is suddenly accessed from a new location, it could mean someone other than you is trying to log in. Email providers like Outlook.com watch for this.
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.