Gmail help

jsf721

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Dec 27, 2011
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Li, NY
I have 2 questions on the gmail e mail set up. I set up the Gmail in the verizon store with the help of the sales person. We set it up as exchange so the mail would push.

I got an email from google that the accoount had been accessed from Orlando Florida and if it was not me I should click the link and change the password. It looks like a real google email but I have grown skeptical.

1. How do I kmnow if it is a real warning? If I decide to change it, How do I change password in Google and then on the phone?

When I delite a message on the phone, it does not go into trash. the trah is empty. Where is the setting to send delted messages to the trash?

Thanks
 

blevins321

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Dec 24, 2010
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Winnipeg, MB
I'd change your password to be safe, but given the timing, I'd guess that Orlando is where your cell carrier is connecting you to the internet. I'm in Dayton, Ohio for example and my mobile history on Gmail is sometimes Chicago and most of the time Washington DC.

Change the password in your Google settings, and next time that you phone tries to connect (you can just open the mail app), it'll tell you the password is wrong and let you reenter it.
 

jsf721

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Original poster
Dec 27, 2011
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Li, NY
I'd change your password to be safe, but given the timing, I'd guess that Orlando is where your cell carrier is connecting you to the internet. I'm in Dayton, Ohio for example and my mobile history on Gmail is sometimes Chicago and most of the time Washington DC.

Change the password in your Google settings, and next time that you phone tries to connect (you can just open the mail app), it'll tell you the password is wrong and let you reenter it.
Thanks!

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Do you use a strong password ? Upped case, letters & #s?
Yes my password is strong

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For your second question, go here:

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#settings/fwdandpop

And select the desired setting:


When a message is marked as deleted and expunged from the last visible IMAP folder:
- Archive the message (default)
- Move the message to the Bin
- Immediately delete the message forever
Thanks, will try after work.
 

Want300

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Oct 12, 2011
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St. Louis, MO
I got something like that a while back, and I went and changed all my passwords for Everything. just to be safe.

Just dont click on any links in those types of messages (whether real or fake). Simply go into your account settings to change your password. It cant hurt to be safe.