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Questions tagged [gmail]

Gmail is a free e-mail service provided by Google.

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Should I be worried by an email which said my account was under attack? [duplicate]

So, today I received an email in my Gmail account which landed automatically in the spam folder. This was the email content: Hi! As you may have noticed, I sent you an email from your account. ...
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Why are my emails going to spam?

I have been trying to learn about phishing emails. I have read up quite a bit on it. I setup a domain somthing.tk (free domain), hosted a website on a VPS (Digital Ocean). Set up my own mail transfer ...
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Are emails from ProtonMail to Tutanota end-to-end encrypted?

So I know that sending emails from a ProtonMail Email to a ProtonMail email is end-to-end encrypted. And I know that sending emails from a Tutanota Email to a Tutanota email is end-to-end encrypted. I ...
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Gmail (Dot) Phishing Attack From Avalanche Botnet

I'm a full-stack web developer working in a small startup and have been wearing many hats as a result. I am by no means a cyber or information security expert. I'm looking for a general evaluation of ...
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How to find the source of business email account compromise

I have a gmail account example@gmail.com and I am sending emails to a lawyer with corporate email (I don't know the software they use). I am sending monthly bills to the lawyer for consulting fees. ...
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How does AVG insert its signature into Gmail emails?

I just sent an email from gmail loaded in my Chrome web browser. Also on the Windows 7 computer is AVG "anti-virus". Turns out AVG somehow managed to insert a signature into the email I sent out. ...
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How would google know someone has the password for my web host email?

I received a confusing email from Google today. It had the subject 'Critical security alert' and the body said in part 'Google has become aware that someone else knows your password, and we've taken ...
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How can you use the information from Gmail's “Show Original” feature to check if an email really came from Google?

I received an email saying that someone logged into my Gmail account from an unknown device. How can I verify that this email (security alert) actually came from Google and not from a malicious source?...
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Gmail Contact List Safety

How can I know that my Gmail is spoofed or sending spams to other people I sent email to them before? I don't have clear signs of that especially my contact list is empty but I'm afraid this may ...
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Lock gmail access from a smartphone

A friend has broken his smartphone. It has (at least) three security issues: It is not protected by any PIN, password or fingerprint It automaticaly access gmail (I'm not sure if he just rememberd ...
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How to enforce E-mail Account Security with regards to Custom Domains & 2FA?

Lately I've been bothered by the fact that should one of my e-mail accounts be in some way compromised despite its long and randomized password phrase. I'd have hell to pay since it is effectively a ...
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Find the person behind an email address using its recovery email in Gmail

Note: This is based on a true story! The Story: Alice and Bob are good friends and each one knows the personal email address of the other person and they contact with each other using it. Let's ...
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Would Gmail server be able to protect me from phishing attacks if I'm using a stock email app on Android?

I have a Gmail account and I am using Samsung email app. Recently I have switched to the Gmail app because I thought using the Gmail app would be safer because that app would automatically filter ...
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What does this activity record of gmail mean, when it says an authorized application with IP from India?

There is a record in my Gmail's activity: Access Type : Authorized Application (860033281504.apps.googleusercontent.com) Hide details "name: Yahoo Mail Client" "vendor: Yahoo" "...
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How does Gmail detect if my email account is accessed from another computer?

How does Gmail detect when my mail is accessed from another computer? Does it keep track of my MAC address to check whether a new device is used? I think it doesn't have anything to do with IP address....
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Spoofed email has appropriate alias but unknown email

My wife received a suspicious email where the "FROM" field contained my name, but the email appeared to be delivered from an E-Mail address that we do not recognize. The fact that the email used my ...
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Gmail sign-in with 2 step verification secure enough for money-generating YouTube channel [closed]

My goal is to find out if the sign-in process of a personal Gmail account with 2-step verification turned on, is enough from a security point of view, to serve as the sign-in process for a YouTube ...
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Can Gmail read password protected .docx files?

Can Gmail read MS-Word .docx 2011 (OS X) files that require a password to open? As I understand it, Gmail servers read emails and attachments in their efforts to characterize users for advertising ...
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Is this a safe way to open a PDF file? [duplicate]

I have recieved an email with a pdf file whose content I want, but I'm not exactly sure what the source of it is. In gmail, I have two options: "Download" and "Save to Drive". I'm assuming it means ...
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Is my personal data at risk with global digital giant's services?

The global digital giant's services like facebook/gmail/twitter/etc are not following standard password policies (like the standard password policies used by most of the Enterprises/Corporate). For ...
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Does Google check for Unicode characters to determine spam now in Gmail?

I was reading some tweets from @pwnallthethings regarding the John Podesta spear phishing emails. What the email looked like: The Change Password button link, notice the domain com-...
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How to stop Google from recognizing me?

I've done everything to make myself anonymous but Google still recognizes me. What I am trying to do is create multiple Gmail accounts. I can only create one account and if I try second time, it asks ...
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A unknown IP logged into my gmail [closed]

Unknown login to my Gmail account: IP 192.168.12.54. I cannot remove this IP now. It also says chacha20_poly1305 uses x25519 key exchange mechanism.
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Gmail Accessed by Remote Acess User in China, Computer, VNC number used

Recently, we received an email from a foreign exchange student we hosted (from China) with a video from the family that required us to download an app for translation. I downloaded the app via my ...
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Recovering locked-out accounts after losing smartphone

Ok so, we've got a situation here that sounds a bit hopeless, but it's happening right now and we could really use some help. Please bear with me here as I try to explain... Recently, my wife and I ...
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Security of emails from ProtonMail to Gmail

I understand that Gmail to Gmail is not very secure. On the other hand, ProtonMail is a very good option with great features. But there is one thing I don't quite understand: Why should I use ...
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Is it safe to use the same Google account to communicate with users and for AdSense and analytics?

Should i have 2 separate accounts, one to communicate with the users of the website and sending automated emails with gmail like account confirmations, password resets, etc. And one account for ...
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my email just hacked, no 2 factor auth. request or new sign in? Am I infected?

Gmail. I just received two emails sent from my own account that I did not send. They are in my sent messages as well so were not spoofed. I have on this account(and all my accounts): STRONG ...
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Why does DKIM verification succeed with a signature from Yahoo when all headers are spoofed to look like GMail?

Today I got a scam e-mail which I decided to disect. I quickly found that it was sent from a GMail address (From, Reply-To, Return-Path) but that the mail itself came from Yahoo. HELO from Yahoo ...
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Received a mail that my password for an app has been reset. Does this mean my GMail is compromised?

Today morning I received a very troubling message in my inbox. I saw that there was a message that my account password for ZoHo has been successfully reset. I don't remember making any such request ...
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Shmishing scam that targets Gmail access

I'm looking for information on scams that target GMail users. I believe I found an article that discusses the attack in the context of bank fraud at Warning over text message scam that allowed '...
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Are all Google app-passwords equal? What is their attack scope?

Upon setting up app-passwords, Google sends a mail: This app password will allow you to access your Google account from a device or application that can only be configured with a username and ...
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Receiving validation mails with wrong address

Lately I have been receiving unexpected validation/confirmation mails from various social media and/or e-commerce sites, asking me to validate my account or giving me the overview of my last order. I ...
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Gmail Account Password Compromised Twice In Two Weeks

I have an many Gmail accounts and I've never had any issues like this. I created a new Gmail account for a new website I created. It has the same name as the website, e.g. something.com and something@...
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What access does my company have to my corporate gmail account?

Situation I currently have a corporate address, which is facilitated by Google. My email address does not contain Gmail or google, but when I log in it shows a Google look and feel with minimal ...
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Gmail not logging account activity

It seems like Gmail isn't logging full account activity. Recently I had my online account to Paxful hacked. Today, 11/27 at 5:07, I received an email from Paxful saying that someone requested a ...
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Did google start using proxy for gmail images?

Normally, whenever someone sends an e-mail to someone else, some measures can be taken in order to track the reciver's IP; if the receiver and only the receiver gets the image, you can easily tell his ...
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Is hidden gmail forwarding plausible?

I'm currently investigating a situation where apparently emails I have sent from my gmail account have been also forwarded to another gmail account, without my being aware of it. Is this plausible or ...
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Can someone find out what phone was used to send an email

Can someone find out exactly what phone/phone number an email was sent from? Say Doug used sallys phone to sign in and check his gmail account but never signed out then sally opened his gmail and sent ...
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How mailgun track opened emails? [closed]

I receive email sent through mailgun. I open email (no info in mailgun log about opening email) I allow displaying images ('opened' event in mailgun logs) But what I do not understand: when I allow ...
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What is going on with people trying to open Paypal accounts under my domain

Say our domain is contoso.com. We have our email set up so if anybody typos an email address it lands at support@contoso.com. So if you email anybody in the firm but get the email address wrong it ...
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How to remove device from safe list?

This morning I logged to gmail from a strange computer. Google recognizes this and goes through three-factor autentication to check it's really myself. Now I can go to my account from my habitual ...
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Why does Gmail (add accounts) using SMTP server recommend SSL instead of TLS?

I stumbled something interesting today when I was adding an account to my gmail one. Why is SSL boldly stated as recommended when TLS supersedes SSL? The links for SSL and TLS is the same: https://...
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Can work IT see the contents of my personal Google Drive?

I was logged into my personal Gmail account on a work computer, and I forgot to actually log off. A couple days later, another person brought up Google drive on the work computer, and Google already ...
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How safe is using personal Gmail and Google Account at work?

Two closely related questions: 1) My boss said it's ok for us to go on our personal email during our breaks. If I do this, can the company steal any information beyond what is viewable on the screen? ...
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How to prevent getting locked out of gmail with a dynamic IP? [closed]

My ISP recently changed the range of IPs they assign to customers which triggered gmails "hacker alarm" or something and prevents me from logging in. The recovery options they provide (recovery mail ...
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Is Android Gmail app susceptible to MITM, sslstrip? If yes, how?

My scenario: I connected to an open WiFi at Kuala Lumpur Airport to read a news site from home (I know I was being absolutely careless). I forgot to turn off sync on my Android phone, so all my apps "...
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Receiving S/MIME signed emails with Gmail

When I receive an email signed (not encrypted) with S/MIME in my Gmail account, it provides me no option of verifying the signature when I'm using the webmail interface. Which is fine, I have made ...
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Internet IPv6 address shows up instead of normal IP in Gmail activity information page, may have been hacked, how to solve the issue?

I am currently having an issue with Gmail through Activity information page where a new page pops up and the IP shows IPV6 address instead of normal IP address like 16.22.124.22 and I think I may have ...
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Who can see an unencrypted email sent to Gmail?

I mostly understand the relationship between two servers transmitting unencrypted email, and how those emails can be read by a third party. What I am getting confused about though, is in relation to a ...