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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

New Gmail Feature Allows You To Track Your Recent Sessions

Gmail team today introduced a new feature that enables you to track your recent sessions and you can also sign yourself out remotely.

You may access your gmail account from multiple computers (cyber cafe or friend’s home). Most of time, you remember to sign out, but sometime it happens that you are in hurry and not sure whether you really signed out or not. It will be a matter of worry when your gmail account contains important emails. Now no longer you have to worry.

At the bottom of your inbox, you'll see information about the time of the last activity on your account and whether it's still open in another location:

A quick glance at the footer shows you that your account is indeed open in one other location. It also provides you the IP address of that location. You can get more details about your recent activity by clicking on the Details link:

The top table, under "Concurrent session information," indicates all open sessions, along with IP address and "access type" -- which refers to how email was retrieved, for example, through iGoogle, POP3 or a mobile phone. The bottom table, under "Recent activity," contains most recent history along with times of access. You can also view your current IP address at the very bottom of this window, where it says "This computer is using IP address..."

With this information, you can quickly verify that all the Gmail activity was indeed yours or not.

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