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I logged into my son's email account, to check his history, and I was extremely shocked that my work gmail account history showed up on his history page.

How do I stop this "sharing across Gmail accounts"? It is very alarming and certainly I (and I hope my workplace) wouldn't allow my work email and browsing details to automatically go to all of my accounts!

Would this also mean if I logged into my husband's Gmail account on his computer, or vice versa, we'd see each other's history?

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Can you post an example of what history you saw? Trying to think of what "history" you might see. –  Ramhound Nov 8 '13 at 18:35
There's no "history" in Gmail (that I know of). As @Ramhound requests, can you post a picture of what you're speaking about? Which OS are you using? Which browser? Are you all sharing the same OS account? –  techie007 Nov 8 '13 at 18:47
@techie007 - There is an actvity history of who accessed your account. Except Google does not allow Google Mail Account A to download emails on Google Mail Account B ( at least through the Google Mail interface) for obvious reasons –  Ramhound Nov 8 '13 at 18:54
@Ramhound - ahh yes, there it is (security.google.com/settings/security/activity). I was thinking inside the Gmail interface specifically. :) –  techie007 Nov 8 '13 at 19:01
user270616, how did you access the history? did you click on the History link in your web browser? If so, that's -browsing- history you see, and that if was email pages is incidental. Do you want to know how to clear -browsing- history or use the browser with no history recorded? Please advise. –  kiloseven Nov 8 '13 at 20:46
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