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Here's a weird one  Actions...
Posted: by usedtobekarenr on Thu. 21 Jun., 2012 at 2:02:25 AM

when at my bro's I used his computer to send email back home.  Today my SIL called to say she was getting my gmail.  I used webmail but she doesn't have gmail so has not downloaded anything.  Now when I get gmail, she gets it too.

Any suggestions as to how to stop this?  Can she delete gmail (which she hasn't got anyway) Huh?


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Posted: by Artemis on Thu. 21 Jun., 2012 at 12:18:57 PM
In reply to: usedtobekarenr "Here's a weird one"

How is she getting your gmail -- through another webmail platform (like yahoo), or through an email client (like Outlook)?

I experience something similar when I was travelling with a friend a year -- I checked my gmail, logged out, and then she went to check her gmail ... and found it was still logged in for me. IIRC, I think clearing the cache completely did the trick. I'd advise your SIL to do that as a first step: go Tools > Internet Options > General > "delete" under Browsing History > select "temp internet files" and "cookies" then click Delete.

But without knowing where your email is showing up it's hard to say more.

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I agree it's hard to say  Actions...
Posted: by usedtobekarenr on Thu. 21 Jun., 2012 at 2:10:27 PM
In reply to: Artemis "..."

Problem is, she is not very computer literate, and says when she opens her browser it's on her home page.  I believe from thinking back that Google is her home page and I asked about a gmail box, but it's impossible for her to explain and me to picture it.  She does not use gmail, so it isn't in her box.  I will first suggest that she open and log out (I probably forgot to do that), then go thru the steps you outline.  These things are hard to do long-distance so I hope she comes to visit soon :)


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happened to be in FS today  Actions...
Posted: by usedtobekarenr on Fri. 22 Jun., 2012 at 2:06:15 AM
In reply to: usedtobekarenr "I agree it's hard to say"

and the service guy (not the sales guy) said it's probably because I didn't log out, so that sounds like the simplest thing to try.


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Posted: by green_sleeves on Fri. 22 Jun., 2012 at 3:08:42 PM
In reply to: usedtobekarenr "happened to be in FS today"
was going to mention; get your friend to log out of your gmail. This happened when I was visiting DD and left my gmail open. I ended up changing my password just in case her laptop remembered mine.


No need to explain: your friends don't require it and your enemies won't believe you anyway.Grin

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I do remember  Actions...
Posted: by usedtobekarenr on Sat. 23 Jun., 2012 at 1:42:53 PM
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not clicking the "remember me" box, so that's OK.  I emailed her to log me out but haven't heard back yet.


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I suggested she log me out  Actions...
Posted: by usedtobekarenr on Sat. 23 Jun., 2012 at 11:23:05 PM
In reply to: usedtobekarenr "I do remember"

and she did, but lost her Chrome.  Don't ask me how, as I couldn't see what she was doing.  But eventually she said whooopee it's back and everything's normal and your mail isn't here.  So, all's well.


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