Follow the steps below to help keep your Google email account secure.
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Step 1: Complete Your Gmail account security checkup
Start by visiting the Security Checkup Gmail page to do things like adding Gmail account recovery options, enabling 2-Step Verification for extra Gmail account security, and checking your Gmail account permissions.
Step 2: Follow these Google email security tips
Set up a strong Gmail account password
Then, change your Gmail account password.
- Visit the login page & security page.
- Click Gmail account Password.
- Now follow the on-screen instructions.
Check your Google email account settings.
There are a few email account settings, you can check to make sure nobody else has access to your Gmail account.
- Using a browser, Sign Gmail.
- In the top right of email account, click settings page (gear icon).
- Click Gmail Settings.
- Click the tabs below to check your Gmail settings.
- Check your email signature to make sure the text looks correct.
- Check your vacation responder to make sure the text is correct, and that it isn’t turned on without your intimation.
Accounts and Import tab
- Check “Send email as” to make sure all the email account listed belongs to you only.
- Check “Grant access to your Gmail account” to see that no unknown people have access to your Gmail account.
- Check “Check email from other Gmail accounts (using POP3)” to make sure all the email account listed belong to you.
Filters and Blocked email Addresses tab
- Check to make sure email isn’t being automatically forwarded to an unknown email account using forwarding option.
- Check that any email filters that automatically delete email messages (“Delete it”) were set up by you.
Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab
- Check that your emails aren’t being forwarded to an unknown email account.
- Check that your POP or IMAP settings are accurate.