Services such as Gmail and Office 365 often require app passwords when you connect them to other applications. Adding your webmail address to a mail client is a classic example. These app passwords are different from the main passwords for the accounts they correspond to. You can generate them on each account setting page and […]
Gmail provides a lot of flexibility in how you send and check emails. It can even serve as a mail client for non-Gmail accounts such as those hosted at Yahoo and Outlook.com and send mail from their addresses. Every now and then, review the settings tab in Gmail to make sure that the “Send Mail […]
Gmail supports standard TLS encryption for email, which protects messages in transit. This is not the same level of protection you get from a service like ProtonMail, but it’s still essential to have. Not all email services support even basic encryption, though. Gmail will alert to you ones that don’t – just look for a […]
If you’re worried about someone having access to your Gmail because you forgot to log out of a shared computer or notice some unusual activity, there’s a simple fix. At the very bottom of the Gmail web app, you should see some text about “account activity” alongside a clickable link. Following that link will take […]
Do you use Gmail? If so, it’s probably a good idea to set up two-factor authentication to ensure that even a stolen password isn’t enough for someone to break in. You can use SMS (text message) or, preferably, more secure methods like the Gmail mobile app to confirm each new login attempt.
Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers. It also has a complex sign-in system that might result in more of your data being collected than you had intended. Starting in September 2018, Chrome will sign you into the browser itself if you log into any Google services – e.g., Gmail, YouTube, etc. […]
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