Is your Gmail Compromised? 5 Tips to Keep Gmail Safe and Secure
- Are you not receiving Email in Gmail Account or Google Apps Account?
- You are able to Send but not able to receive?
- Is your email getting forwarded to someone without your knowledge?
- Have you opened some phishing attachments which you have suspicion?
- Have your contacts receiving Emails from your account without your knowledge?
Then Please cross check these tips immediately and make sure you stay safe.
Login to your gmail , Click Gear Icon in right side and Click settings
1. Check for any Filters. If any please select all and delete them
If any filters like below enabled , you will not receive any emails. It will delete the email as soon as received.
2. Check for Any forwarding Address
If anything you see please delete them
This will prevent from automatically sending your personal email to someone.
3. Check for authorized apps.
This will prevent from automatically sharing your contacts and also acting as your proxy.
Visit this site : https://security.google.com/settings/security/permissions?pli=1
4: Enable 2 Step authentication if Required
If you need double secure account enable 2 step authentication and tag your mobile number to receive an sms code when you login.
5. Add / Verify Recovery Email and Phone Numbers
If you ever forget your email password you can retrieve using this alternative email.
- Sign in to My Account.
- In the “Personal info & privacy” section, select Your personal info.
- Choose Email.
- Next to Recovery email, select Edit.
- Add your recovery email address if not exist.
- Cross check if already exist
- Next to Phone Select Edit
- Add your recovery Phone number if not exist
- Cross check if already exist.