9 Gmail tips that will stop hackers! Save yourself, never do these things | Tech News

9 Gmail tips that will stop hackers! Save yourself, never do these things

Google has shared a list of 7 red flags that may raise concerns about a malicious email. Know what you should not do to safeguard yourself. Check Gmail tips.

| Updated on: Apr 23 2023, 15:11 IST
How to use Gmail without internet! Follow these steps to send email offline
1/5 With the internet becoming a necessity, it is now difficult to imagine even a single day without it. Almost all your work- from official to personal requires an internet connection. Even the apps you have on your phone require an internet connection to run including email. However, what if you are facing an internet issue and you have to send an important mail? Now, Gmail can be used to send email offline. Yes, you will not require any internet connection for the same. (Unsplash)
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2/5 You will be able to read, respond to, and search your Gmail messages even when you are not connected to the Internet by visiting mail.google.com. It can be noted that in order to make it easier to use Gmail to send email offline, it is recommended to bookmark mail.google.com in Chrome. Also if you are using Gmail with your work or school account, you can ask your admin to help change your settings. Wondering how to get Gmail offline? Check it below. (Unsplash)
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3/5 On your computer, make sure you have downloaded Chrome. You can only use Gmail offline in a Chrome browser window, not using Incognito mode. Then go to Gmail offline settings or click on the link- https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#settings/offline. (Unsplash)
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4/5 Check "Enable offline mail." Choose your settings, such as how many days of messages you want to sync and finally click Save changes. (Unsplash)
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5/5 You can also bookmark Gmail to use offline. You can bookmark your inbox to make accessing your email offline easier. In Chrome, open your Gmail inbox and to the right of the address bar, click Star. (Unsplash)
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Don't fall a victim to malicious activity on Gmail. Google explains what you must not do. (Unsplash)

Did you know that Gmail shields users from almost 15 billion unwanted messages daily, rejecting over 99.9 percent of spam, phishing, and malware? Yes, Google revealed this on one of its support pages. However, even after this, you may still receive some suspicious emails, such as fake giveaways or unrequested subscription renewals. However, you must beware of such emails! These could be phishing scams, in which hackers look to deceive Gmail users into revealing personal data or clicking on malicious links, leading to theft or malware surveillance.

If you've observed such emails or want to safeguard your Gmail account, Google has compiled a list of suspicious email tactics and red flags to be aware of. According to a Google blog post, "Google never asks you to provide personal information. If you get an email asking you for this information, it's likely a fake email from an entity pretending to be Google." Here's what may raise concerns and what you should not do if you encounter such emails.

Gmail tips: Information that you should never share with anyone

  • Usernames and passwords of your accounts, whether it is related to bank or social media.
  • Never disclose your Social Security number
  • Bank account numbers must remain private to you. Not just emails, you should avoid sharing such details on other platforms too.
  • PINs (Personal Identification Numbers)
  • Credit card numbers
  • Your mother's maiden name
  • Your birthday
  • In fact, do not provide any information to the sender of the email.
  • Also, ensure that you do not download attachments or click any links that are embedded in the email.

Gmail tips: What you should do if you receive a suspicious email

In case you receive a suspicious email, then there are some safety checks that you need to keep in mind.

Google says that, if the message or email claims to be from Google, then you should report it immediately. You can visit here to report suspicious emails.

Suppose, you have given the mentioned information to a suspicious email, then know, you're already a victim. Now, the most important thing is to check for suspicious activity and fraudulent transactions in relevant accounts.

Alert your bank and change your passwords to avoid any fraudulent transactions.

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First Published Date: 23 Apr, 15:03 IST