Check if somebody is using your GMAIL Account

Check if your gmail Account is hacked?

I received a weired mail from my friend Stella last night, I was chatting with her within Gmail itself and I recieved this mail from her.

Message Subject: I need help, Plz wire me 10k it’s urgent.

Message Body : Hi , I am in urgent need of 10k, please forward me the money through ********************

I was more of like shocked and angry, I mean I am a tech guy, How could she try to fool me with such stuff that too when I am on chat with her only, So I replied: “You Idiot, Stop kidding me!”

But in few seconds i received another reply from her saying, “I am not joking or anything as such, I seriously need your help, let me know if you can help ” ?

Shit! I said, I called her and asked what was this all about? She replied nothing & denied the entire mail thing. I was now pretty sure that her account was hacked,

We just confirmed it in few seconds, How ?  😕

It is very easy to check if somebody is using your gmail account?

All you need to do is scroll down to your gmail page & check what IP’s are using your account. If you see anything that says

“This account is currently being used in 1 other location at this IP ( “, It means you have a proble there, You need to click on the Details link present there as shown in the image below.

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If you see something like “Last account activity: 53 minutes ago on this computer.  Details

Then all you need to do is to click on the details link in the footer for just a little more verification.
Once you click details you will see a popup window that shows up like this, You will be able to check last 10 IPS that opened your account and their browser details. All you need to do now is to click on the button that says “Sign out of All other active sessions”.
As a precaution you should also consider changing your password, You may change it here.
When we start feeling that if somebody is using our account, We usually start to panic, But there is really nothing to worry about. You easily block the other person’s access using the steps above.

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Access multiple email accounts with GMAIL

Gmail, My favorite Email service provider. No one in the world comes even 10% closer to what Gmail offers. Super fast email delivery , 100s of options for accessing it. Always free. No premium charges(Well almost). & above all they don’t add any ads in the messages sent through their services (Yahoo/ Hotmail / Aol are you listening? ) . What i personally love is hundreds of apps available under labs section.

At the end of the day we all endup maintaining multiple email addresses, Which is really painful for me at-least. Logging in to each mail account and check if there are new mails takes crazy amount of time.

So here is a nice & quick solution.
Get all your mails right in a single Gmail account & Reply from the same address the message was sent to. This way the recipients never get to know that you used Gmail & you save plenty of time.

Here is how to do it:

Step 1: Goto & click on the button that says “Send mail from another address” in the send mail as section. Follow the instruction given by gmail since then, Get the account verified.

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Step 2 : On the same page you will also find an option to fetch mails using POP3 in the section called  “Get mail from other accounts:” Click on the link that says “Add a mail account you own”

Step 3: Put in all the pop3 details over there & you are done. POP 3 settings for GMAIL are given here , POP3 settings for Yahoo Mail are given here , Pop3 Settings for Hotmail can be found here , POP3 & SMTP settings for AOL Mail are given here

P.S Once you follow these instructions you will start getting all the mails from different accounts in your Gmail Inbox, If your  POP3 settings are not listed here, Don’t worry you should consider asking your email provider for this, Or list your email ID in the comment box below & we shall get back to you,,,

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AOL Mail SMTP & POP3 settings

AOL is world’s leading Email Provider & has a really large email user base, It’s easy to use mailing interface & AOL Internet Messenger make it stand apart from most of its competitors.

AOL Mail POP 3 Settings

POP server :
POP user name : AOL e-Mail screen name (something that precedes “” in the AOL email address; for example, if the address is,  the screen name is “paresh”)
AOL Mail
POP password: Your AOL e-Mail password
POP port: 995
POP TLS/SSL required: yes

AOL Email  SMTP Settings :

SMTP server address:

SMTP user name: Your  screen name (something that precedes “” in the AOL email address; for example, if the address is,  the screen name is “paresh”)

SMTP password: Your  password

SMTP port: 587

SMTP TLS/SSL required: yes

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