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

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New Gmail login system—going against conventional wisdom?

I noticed that the new gmail login asks for username first, and then confirms if such username exists, before asking for password input. Does this not go against conventional security wisdom to not ...
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Is gmail-to-gmail still insecure? Why?

I have always heard that email is an insecure method of communication; I assume this has something to do with the email protocol itself. But when sending an email from one gmail account to another, ...
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Is there any way for my ISP or LAN admin to learn my Gmail address as a result of me logging into Gmail's web interface through via their network?

The title says it all, really. I'm Alice, and I want to login to Gmail's web interface through my browser. Ike, the internet service provider, and Adam, the local network administrator, would like to ...
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How to detect self destructing emails? How to prevent from self destruction?

Recently I came across a gmail extension for Chrome browsers which claims to send self destructive emails. I tested by sending self destructive emails to my email account and it works fine Now my ...
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Somebody is spoofing my email to send spam messages, and I have no idea how to block

Someone is using my Google Apps Email ID to send spam messages and I've received 2000+ undelivered and autorespond emails. I have no idea how to block this because the spammer is also using my email ...
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Gmail account hack prevention and recovery

I am doing a research on how to prevent my gmail account from being hacked and what are the options of claiming it back. The associated phone number and recovery email can be changed, in fact I ...
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How exactly does Google Account decide my device or location is “familiar”?

In Chrome, I delete all cookies and site data. I close the browser and re-open it. I double check that All Cookies and Site Data is a blank list. I type https://mail.google.com/ into the address bar....
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should I not accept cookies for the sake of anonymity?

Let's say I had a Gmail account. Should I just not have a Gmail account, or should I not use their cookies? How bad are the cookies, in of themselves? I obviously wouldn't log into it, with my VPN or ...
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Does Gmail's 'preview' feature for documents in the browser prevent malware?

I'm concerned about opening attached Word documents and other files (images, PDFs, etc). Gmail has a feature that previews these in the browser for you in a popup, without leaving the Gmail screen - ...
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What should I do about Gmail ad asking me for password?

I just got a pop-up after having logged on to Gmail. It said it was from https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net and asked for username and password. What should I do about this? Has anyone else seen ...
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Fell for phishing scam. Is my gmail account with 2-step verification vulnerable?

I can't believe it happened to me but I entered Gmail account's user-name and password into a website as part of a phishing scam. I use Gmail's 2-step verification and have changed my password. Is ...
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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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Google Accessed My MSN Account!

I just received a notification from Microsoft that my Microsoft account has been blocked because it's been accessed by an IP address that's never accessed it before. I received this notification as a ...
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How do I recover from an email breach?

A few days ago, I noticed something a little bit off from my Gmail account, my primary account, which all my addresses forward to, was showing less incoming email. Usually I have roughly 6-10 emails ...
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Are there any known vulnerabilities in the official Gmail app for Android where opening an email (with no attachments) could infect the phone?

Title says it all. Are there any known instances of exploits/vulnerabilities in the official Gmail app for Android that could allow a malicious email to install unwanted software on the phone when the ...
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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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Phishing Gmail account [duplicate]

I received a mail from a friend who I was playing together in a multiplayer game. And it had a link to phishing page which would ask to login to view the file that the sent me. And my antivirus found ...
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How to secure Google Account from SIM hijacking & intercepting Two factor SMS codes on the way & still keep it accessible?

As mentioned on many places at web, SIM cards are one of the weakest link in Two Factor Authentication process. Bad actors can impersonate as user to Telecom Company to get duplicate SIM, or simply ...
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How can I send a email between gmail accounts without giving out my IP address?

I would like to send an email from a gmail account to another gmail account, without giving out my IP address. I still would like to give out my name, so it is not completely anonymous, only without ...