Most of us have one or more Gmail accounts. But have you ever thought of its security? Sometimes you may believe that if you are able to access your account it will be surely safe. But what if someone is suspiciously using our account without letting you know. Well, if you really think that someone has unauthorized access to your account, reset Gmail password immediately.
Step 1: Complete a security checkup
In order to implement high level security to your account start visiting the various Security Checkup page options performing things like adding account recovery options, setting up 2-Step Verification for extra account security and checking your account permissions to various apps and services.
Step 2: Follow some Gmail security tips
Begin with learning to create a strong password.
Then quickly step to change your password.
- Go to the Sign in & security page.
- Click the option Password.
- Slowly go ahead while following the on-screen instructions.
There are a few settings you can check to make sure no other person has access to your emails.
- Open Gmail using a browser.
- In the top right space, click Settings option.
- Click Settings button.
- Click the tabs just below to check your account settings.
- Check your signature to make sure the text looks correct and informative.
- Ensure your vacation responder makes the text looks correct, and that it isn’t turned on uselessly if you don’t need it to be.
Accounts and Import tab
- Verify all the email addresses listed belong to you or not in the “Send mail as” option.
- Check “Grant access to your account” to see that no unauthorized user have access to your account.
- Again Check “Check mail from other accounts (using POP3)” to make sure all the email addresses listed belong to you.
Filters and Blocked Addresses tab
- Check to make sure mail isn’t being automatically sent to any third person account using a “Forward to” filter.
- Ensure that any filters that automatically delete messages(“Delete it”) was originally set up by you.
Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab
- Check that your account messages aren’t being forwarded to an unknown account due to any unprotected setting.
- Verify that your POP or IMAP settings are correctly done.
Whenever you will update your browser, you will get the latest security update pop-ups.
- Visit whatbrowser.org to see what browser version you’re currently using on system.
- If you see “This is the most current version,” your browser is already updated and you don’t need to perform any further steps.
- But if you see “There is a newer version,” click Update your browser to download the most updated browser version.
If you get a suspicious email that asks you for personal or financial information, never reply to such emails or click on any provided links in the message.