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Check detailed information on account access in Gmail

Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | By Patrick Stafford

This article first appeared on August 23rd, 2012.

One of the worst fears of someone using a cloud-based service is that someone, somewhere, is accessing that same service.


To check your access history in Google, head to your Gmail account. In the very bottom right-hand corner of the screen, click on “Details”.


Then, a window will pop-up showing where the accounts have been accessed, what type of device accessed them, and even from what country. You may see some international countries accessing your account – this may be because applications can run through offshore servers instead of through Australia.