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May 30, 2015

Google Sends Email Notifications for New Sign-ins

Google now sends email notification when you sign in to a Google account from a new device. Here's an excerpt from Google's notification:

"Your Google Account was just used to sign in from Chrome on Mac. Why are we sending this? We take security very seriously and we want to keep you in the loop on important actions in your account. We were unable to determine whether you have used this browser or device with your account before. This can happen when you sign in for the first time on a new computer, phone or browser, when you use your browser's incognito or private browsing mode or clear your cookies, or when somebody else is accessing your account."


Google suggests to check the Devices & activity section from Google Accounts Settings if you don't recognize this activity. You can also find additional information about the browsers and locations that were used. For mobile devices, you can even remove account access to make sure it can no longer access your Google Account.

18 comments:

  1. Hey man

    For some reason when I sign in from a new location i get the same message why?
    I mean the explanation says "device or browser". Is it normal?

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  2. How do you turn this message off? I sign in from the same computers every day and every time I sign in it sends me this warning message.

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  3. How do you turn this message off? I sign in from the same computers every day and every time I sign in it sends me this warning message.

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  4. How do you turn this alert off? It's very annoying. Thank you.

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  5. ^^UP on turning this feature off (or adding IP addresses to whitelist / etc).
    When in work I'm behind a VPN tunneling to UK. I get notifications every day because of signing in from a diff. country other than mine (Hungary). Thx.

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    1. If you go to your inbox, there is this at the bottom right:
      Last account activity: 0 minutes ago
      Details

      Click on the "details" and at the bottom, you can change the alerts.

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    2. Good tip. Hope it works. Driving me mad.

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    3. Excellent, very simple, that was easy. thanks for sharing.

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    4. Thanks, I go it.
      Does Google still send a notification to the device mobile connected to the google account I occasionnaly connect either from another mobile devices or PC ?

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  6. Sadly Google won't provide an option to stop these annoying emails. The only real solution is for people to STOP using google services. That is the only way to get their attention. Stopping the use of google is like building a wind powered car... I ain't gonna happen. I for one am looking for an alternative.

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  7. it's really annoying and I would love to turn off the notification, but idk how on my computer.

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    1. Hi, I had the same issue. What I did is I go to settings - go to application manager - go to ALL - find and click Google Account Manager - then click "clear data" and uncheck the "Show notification". That's it, I didn't receive the annoying notification again, hope it will work with you guys too. Thanks!

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  8. Hi, I had the same issue. What I did is I go to settings - go to application manager - go to ALL - find and click Google Account Manager - then click "clear data" and uncheck the "Show notification". That's it, I didn't receive the annoying notification again, hope it will work with you guys too. Thanks!

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  9. Jaimie Marie did not give proper instructions ! there is no Account /Google Manager???

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  10. I just got that notice and it was from a device that is not mine. Now what? I already changed my password but I woder what happened while they were in there

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  11. You can create a filter to automatically archive them. Try this:
    Go to the web page and put
    from:(no-reply@accounts.google.com) New sign-in
    in the search bar (or click here to open that search directly). This finds emails from that address which also include the words 'new sign-in'.
    Next, click the drop-down arrow at the right side of the search bar and then 'Create filter with this search'.
    Choose what you want to do with them - I would recommend choosing 'Skip the Inbox (Archive it)' and applying a label so you can find them easily if you ever need to. (I think archiving should stop it giving you a notification but if that doesn't work then 'Mark as read' might also be required.)
    Click the checkbox that says 'Also apply filter to # matching conversations' then click 'Create filter'.
    Done!

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