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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:48 pm 
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Someone has your password

Hi B,
Someone just used your password to try to sign in to your Google Account
bdaqua@gmail.com, using an application such as an email client or mobile
device.

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Friday, September 23, 2016 1:36 PM (Pacific Daylight Time)
California, USA*Google stopped this sign-in attempt, but you should review
your recently used devices:


Of course I changed the PW, then moved all gMail folders to On My Mac folders & deleted all gMails. Though it still shows the same space used after emptying the Trash after deleting everything!?

Anybody know where Archived items are on fMail?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:28 pm 
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No idea where the archived mails go. Sorry. Nice to see that Google seemed to have blocked it. That said, I don't always get notified of access attempts from devices that Google has never seen while I sometimes get them when connecting from devices it knows about.

EDIT: just saw this: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/ ... ktop&hl=en

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:34 pm 
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Yeah, I frequently get nagged by Google and have to even jump through additional hoops for accounts I don't access regularly.

Then again I always clear cookies and offsite web data when the browser is closed, and my IP address at home changes regularly (gotta love an ISP who takes down my internet connection in the middle of the night at least once a week), the combination of which leads to Google freaking out.

When you delete mail it normally they place it into an archive folder and doesn't actually remove it from their server. Gotta build that marketing profile on you. :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:15 pm 
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Thanks Avon. :)

Thanks MB, I've read if you delete them gMail still keeps them, only you can never see them again. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:07 am 
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When it 1st happened it showed me the IP of the "assault", after I freaked & confirmed it wasn't me, it no longer showed the IP, but though I don't remember what it was, the 1st 2 numbers were not what my ISP ever issued & I was never near SF.

Could it be some ISP server IP anomaly?

As I recall the IP started with 175… I've only seen 172. ever.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:18 pm 
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It was probably just somebody who has bdaqua798210@gmail.com and couldn't remember their address.

I used to have an Apple ID that dated back to the time when they allowed usernames, so you could log into my profile w/o an email address by just typing the username in question. You would not believe the number of login attempts I got emailed about...

Its the old axiom, never attribute to malice that which can be explained by stupidity. :badteeth:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:17 am 
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Thanks MB, but how would they have the password?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:47 am 
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I'm not entirely sure that the warning requires a valid password to be entered.

On the other hand, it could if you use that password anywhere else. It could just as easily mean that one of the other sites got compromised so they have that password now.


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