Wednesday, July 9, 2008

GMail Made Safer By Google

Google has decided to step up the safety of Gmail by adding some small new features available to every user. The footer of your session will now contain information such as your last log in, activity, and IP address that the session was accessed from.

In addition to above, users will also be able to see if they are logged in on another computer, and check recent activity to ensure their account is not being accessed by anyone else. Should a user forget to sign out, they are now able to safely remotely sign out from any location.

The Gmail service is one of the most popular web mail services, but Google is keen to make it safer.
"Your email account can contain a lot of personal information, from bank alerts to love letters. Email that, I'm sure, you don't always want other people to see," Gmail Engineer Erwin D'Souza.

The features are currently in the process of being tested and rolled out to the public. Some may have access to these features while others may not. They will be fully accessible to everyone in a short period of time.

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