Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Gmail Multiple Logout

Here's something I've been waiting for a looooooong time.

While some people still regularly work with just one computer, most of us use more that than each and every day:
there's the main computer at home, a laptop as well, maybe even a "netbook", an iPhone or other smartphone, and then there's your computer at work.
So far, so good. These are all yours. However, what if you logged in to your Gmail account at a friends computer and forgot to log out/sign out. Or - even worse - what if your iPhone or laptop gets stolen?

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to see what computers are currently logged in to your Gmail account, and optionally sign them off remotely?

Well... that's indeed possible!

If you check the bottom of your Gmail page you'll notice this new line and link (they're still deplying this, it might take a while till it's your turn. :)

And if you click on details about which computers are currently accessing your Gmail account, you get this:

A list of computers and their IP addresses. What more could you ask for?

But like I said, you can sign out remotely by pressing the "Sign out all other sessions" - and you'll finally be able to rest peacefully, knowing no one else is improperly seeing your gmail account.

via [GmailBlog]

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