I was using my GMail today and was surprised to see a little link that read “Last account activity: 1 minute ago at this IP (188.8.131.52). Details.” If you click on Details, it brings up a popup with the latest activity on your account–who accessed your email last, and from where:
Activity on this account: This feature provides information about the last activity on this mail account and any concurrent activity.
GMail now tells you with timestamps (a) what kind of thing (browser, IMAP client, etc) accessed your email (b) when it happened, and (c) what the IP address was. The only thing lacking is a log of what content precisely was downloaded. So finally Google has solved the “is my significant other spying on me” or “do my parents secretly read my email” questions.
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