Gmail and Remote Sign Out


the official Gmail’s blog announced a new feature in gmail account. They’re adding a new layer of information and control which provides the possibility of tracking your recent sessions and also sign yourself out remotely.

Who never forget a gmail session opened in somewhere?? It’s commun to leave gmail logged in with your most important emails and stuff, and this feature will prevent you from that unpredicted jokes, emails and gtalk conversations that was not made for you.

At the bottom of your inbox, you’ll see information about whether your account is open in another location:

Next, after clicking on Details link, you will be able to see informations about where your account is still open, by viewing the source ip addres, and its recent activity time:

With this information, you may decide between maintain the session opened or sign out from it. For that, just  click on “Sign out all other sessions”. It’s done.

I’m sure will you need to use this feature someday, just like me 🙂


2 thoughts on “Gmail and Remote Sign Out

  1. Very nice feature… but it doesn’t work with IE6 (and maybe with other browsers).
    You can use the direct url of the page!
    Follow these steps:
    1) change your browser’s user agent string (eg use “Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1)”), close the browser and reopen it in order the change to take effect. From now your browser will be identified as IE7
    2) Log in to Gmail with your account, et voilà, “Last account activity” is available on the bottom of the page. You click it and the popup opens. Save the url of this page, which will work on all browsers, then undo the changes you made to the user agent string of IE6 and restart the browser.
    When you are logged onto Gmail and you need the “Last account activity” page, simply use the url you previously saved.

  2. Code,
    I’m using Firefox 3 and it’s working just fine. I don’t have IE6 here, but thanks for the advice anyway.

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