Gmail Security Checklist – 5 Great Gmail Security Tips and Tricks

Without doubt, Gmail is the most popular and widely used email service all across the world today and maybe even of all time. Almost anyone who has Internet access has a functional email account, and more likely than not, an active Gmail account. Some of the features and services that Gmail and its integrated Google features offer are what make Gmail so widely accepted, used and loved. Moreover, it is as simple and user-friendly as an email service can get.

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There are many security features that Google and Gmail offer its millions of users across the world, but when it comes to email security and malicious attachments, no amount of security is ever enough. Dangerous emails are a common source of malicious content and online scams, so here are some security tips for all Gmail users to keep in mind.

Best Gmail Security Tips for Email Account Holders

Gmail Tip # 1 – Use 2-step verification

2-step verification is perhaps one of the best methods to stay safe against password loss and unauthorized access into your Gmail account. As per this method, a one-time password (OTP) is sent to your phone for verification so that you can access your account. Hence, the term ‘2-step’. It also involves something you know (your password) and something you own (your phone) to gain access. In order to setup 2-step verification for your account, simply visit this link.

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Gmail Tip # 2 – Use HTTPS enabled security

Gmail always has HTTPS enabled by default, but it is advisable to check this from time to time. This is especially useful if you are accessing your Gmail account through a public network or a new and untrusted network. HTTPS is a security protocol that all online services provide to enable better security and tougher to crack access protocols. To check if HTTPS is enabled while you are signed in, look for the padlock symbol and the ‘https’ text in the address bar.

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Gmail Tip # 3 – Use granted account access

Gmail provides the ability to grant access to an account to any other email address specified. If a hacker breaks into an account, this is something he will do to make logging into the account in the future a whole lot easier. You should regularly check that no accounts have been granted access without your permission. To do so, go to the gear in the top-right corner of your Gmail account once you sign in, click on ‘Settings’, then click on ‘Accounts and Import’ and then see the ‘Grant access to your account section‘ for details. Also ensure that you check the ‘Mark conversation as read when opened by others’ option.

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Gmail Tip # 4 – Use account activity monitors

It is also possible for you to see when and where your Gmail has been accessed with ease. This ‘Activity Information Panel’ allows account holders to view many details with regards to their account access and report or take action if they notice something suspicious or out of the ordinary. To access this, sign into your account and look for the ‘Last account activity’ information at the bottom right corner when you scroll all the way down. Click on ‘Details’ in order to see a detailed list of account activity from where you can see access type (web browser or mobile), location (IP address) and the date/time details.

Gmail Tip # 5 – Use effective antispam services

When it comes to securing your PC and staying safeguarded against malicious emails, phishing links and other email scams, an effective email security suite and antispam engine is crucial. Quick Heal Internet Security provides advanced cloud-based email security that actively stops spam, phishing and infected emails from reaching your inbox. Moreover, other features keep your PC safe and secure even if other malicious threats enter your system. For complete email protection, trust only Quick Heal.

If you have any further Gmail security tips to share, we would love to hear from you.

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Partha Chatterjee
Partha Chatterjee
6 years ago

I love to read quick hill tips,

Rajbahadur uba
Rajbahadur uba
6 years ago

I found these tips very usefull….

Expecting more nice security related tips from your TEAM in future….

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surya narayan das
surya narayan das
6 years ago

I have quickheal total security.could it provide me what type of internet security ? could it protect my computer from spams,phising and infected files ? plz reply……

arihant gotmare
arihant gotmare
6 years ago

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Pradip Nath
Pradip Nath
6 years ago

Got enriched going through your G-mail security tips.Thanks a lot.

Tess Smith
Tess Smith
6 years ago

Very helpful and informative info, thanks for this, I will use this with my account from now on,

Cheers

Khan
Khan
6 years ago

i am unable to locate :-

Gmail Tip # 3 – Use granted account access

please advice what to do ?

Thanks

Prashant Kumar Mishra
Prashant Kumar Mishra
6 years ago

Thank u for such an important information …..

C.A. Umesh acharya
C.A. Umesh acharya
6 years ago

Excellent tips in very simple but effective for all users
congratulations

sadeep singh
sadeep singh
6 years ago

Hi

most use fully

GoutamBiswas
GoutamBiswas
6 years ago

THANKS QUICKHEAL

Ajinkya Hingne
Ajinkya Hingne
6 years ago

Thanks for these tips!!! 🙂

Another tip:

Use two different email accounts for
(1) Social networking sites / Any of the site which is risky.
(2) Account for banking / Confidential information.

Applicable when you need to give your email id for using any of the services from different providers.

Sir, also share about ProtonMail. What do you think about this newly introduced mail service which uses end-to-end encryption?

chandar Choudhary
chandar Choudhary
6 years ago

Very Important information and help full tip. thank’s
chandar Choudhary

Subir Kumar Roy
Subir Kumar Roy
6 years ago

Please inform this type of important message time to time.

Kamal Nayan
Kamal Nayan
6 years ago

Thanks a lot Sir for this precious information.

anil tambe
anil tambe
6 years ago

thank you for the tips. they are really helpful.
I have a doubt. as u said in your tip#2 about the https security protocol. if I open any website like facebook or youtube, its the green coloured https as you said. but only when I open my gmail account, its like https written but with a orange coloured triangle in front of it. and once I click on it, it says ” this page contains other resources which are not secured “.
is this a security threat ?? how can I correct it ???

PRABHUDAS BEESAM
PRABHUDAS BEESAM
6 years ago

Thanks a lot Sir for this precious information.das

JAYDIP MUKHOPADHYAY
JAYDIP MUKHOPADHYAY
6 years ago

Thanks.Since long Using gmail with all measures but is it helpful for using same a/c through desktop/lap & mobile.

Dr. Bhavesh Bharad
Dr. Bhavesh Bharad
6 years ago

It’s Very Useful tips for all.
Thanks.

Jayanta Sinha
Jayanta Sinha
6 years ago

Thanks.

chakradhar
chakradhar
6 years ago

Thanks

R.K.Goyal
R.K.Goyal
6 years ago

thank you for providing such important information.

AMIT SATVEKAR
AMIT SATVEKAR
6 years ago

Quickheal tips are very informative for safe internet surfing.
Thanks to Quickheal team.

Shantanu C Rao
Shantanu C Rao
6 years ago

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sanjay
sanjay
6 years ago

I love to read quick hill tips,

sajjan kumar kejriwal
sajjan kumar kejriwal
6 years ago

thanks for the usefull tips.
please help me in stoping marketing adds. I had been harashed

Master
Master
6 years ago

I like the quick heal tips and I read them regularly

zahid khan
zahid khan
6 years ago

thanks

Bipin Deshmukh
Bipin Deshmukh
6 years ago

Very Useful Tips ! helps a lot to lay-person in computers like me.
Bipin Deshmukh

Amit Mukhi
Amit Mukhi
6 years ago

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Amit Mukhi
Amit Mukhi
6 years ago

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TAPAS CHANDRA
TAPAS CHANDRA
6 years ago

Helpful. Thanks to Quick Heal.

siddharaj
siddharaj
6 years ago

thxs 4 info

Aurobindo Ghose
Aurobindo Ghose
6 years ago

Dear Sir,
When I use ANTI MALWARE following is happening,
1)it is showing some list with “Low level threat”, and asking confirmation for cleaning.
2) After clicking “Clean” button it showing cleaned successfully.
3) Then I’ve tried using ANTI MALWARE again, it is again showing same file list with same threat level, it is actually not removing the MALWAREs kindly help.
Thanks & Regards,
Aurobindo

vinoth jegatheeswaran
vinoth jegatheeswaran
6 years ago

Thanks for Quick Heal. Its really helpful to me…

Bharat Darji
Bharat Darji
6 years ago

Sir,

I am using Quick heal total security

I face following problem

When I open any website, on every page I found Ad by movie mode

Is it virus ? How can I Remove it ?

Please guide me.

Thanks

Fakir Muduli
Fakir Muduli
6 years ago

Thanks for this

satpal kesar
satpal kesar
6 years ago

i forgot my quick heal total security password so i m unable to access some feature of quick heal. please provide me info how to how recover it.

Harbinder singh
Harbinder singh
6 years ago

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Harbinder singh
Harbinder singh
6 years ago

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Sunil Sutradhar
Sunil Sutradhar
6 years ago

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BIMAN KAR
BIMAN KAR
6 years ago

Great tips.. Could you have a system of sending alerts/renewal messages/ schemes / or tips to the registered mobile of the user. A desktop pc / laptop may not be used or accessed everyday – a mobile is…

Could you incorporate a speed meter facility in your dashboard – to check on speed of downloads. This in turn would help monitor the health and functional efficiency of the system.

How do I check on the quantum of downloads effected during a specific period?

Thanks…

Prashasti
Prashasti
6 years ago

really helpful tips Thanks Quick Heal

jagdish
jagdish
6 years ago

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sreejith.s
sreejith.s
6 years ago

sir,
activation denined message shown.during registration.
why?

Rajiv Singha
6 years ago
Reply to  sreejith.s

Hello Sreejith,

Kindly contact our support team at 0-927-22-33-000.
You can also raise a query at https://www.quickheal.com/submitticket.asp. Our support team will get back to you to resolve the issue you are facing.

Regards,

land samiti
land samiti
6 years ago

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subhash bishnoi
6 years ago

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SHASHIKANT WAGH
SHASHIKANT WAGH
6 years ago

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umesh chadha
umesh chadha
6 years ago

Thanks for the information you provide from time to time.

Ramam Kumar
Ramam Kumar
6 years ago

Thanks for you

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