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Is there a hidden feature in Gmail, that let you know each time someone has tried to login to your account with a wrong password?

LogMeIn has this feature. Is there something like that in Google Gmail?

It should work very simple: you getting mail for each failure login, with the IP of the computer that tried to login and failed.

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They email you? – Ivo Flipse Jul 12 '10 at 17:21
LogMeIn email for each failure login. – stacker Jul 12 '10 at 17:42
@Ivo I think they only email you if repeated attempts are made. – mbillard Jul 12 '10 at 17:47
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Google does not have this feature currently. Gmail does log successful access to your account though, so you would see if anybody managed to actually break in. At the bottom of your gmail page it says "Last account activity: [x] minutes ago from [ip]". If you click the details link, it will show you a list of the most recent access, the location, and the IP address.

Make sure you have the Alert preference set to "Show an alert for unusual activity" so that it will alert you to suspicious activity, such as logins from different geographical regions and similar suspicious behavior.

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You can use new GMail two factor authentication. See Details

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