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Gmail infobits

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If you think your Gmail account has been hacked, or that somebody’s snooping, or if you just have time to kill, scroll to the bottom of the Gmail page and find “Last account activity.” You’ll see a history for your account and the IP address for each access. Here’s hoping it’s just you.

And if you have had your account for a long time, you might not have the extra security of “https” that now comes standard with new accounts. Click the “Settings” button in the upper right and scroll down to “Browser Connection.” Google’s explanation. Making the switch did screw up my Dell start page gadget, but I don’t care enough about one more keystroke to see if there’s a solution I can find. I’ll just live with it until there’s a fix. Here’s the error message I get, along with a live link to open my account:

“The Gmail gadget does not support the “Always use https” preference that you selected in your Gmail settings.”

I think tech people must be really smart. They always build a glitch that needs to be addressed into each improvement they make. Rolling job security!

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Written by geekypatty

August 4, 2010 at 10:06 am

Posted in Misc Tech

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