Today I received the following email from Google stating that someone had tried to log into my account and Google correctly noticed it was suspicious. Someone was trying to log into my account from a city I have never visited. I am quite impressed that Google caught the attempt and stopped it. Congrats Google on keeping my account safe for me! Its always nice to see a computer company going above and beyond to protect their users.
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Someone recently tried to use an application to sign in to your Google Account, **email@example.com. We prevented the sign-in attempt in case this was a hijacker trying to access your account. Please review the details of the sign-in attempt:
Friday, July 20, 2012 6:20:55 AM GMT
IP Address: **remoteIP**
If you do not recognize this sign-in attempt, someone else might be trying to access your account. You should sign in to your account and reset your password immediately. Find out how at http://support.google.com/accounts?p=reset_pw
If this was you, and you want to give this application access to your account, complete the troubleshooting steps listed at http://support.google.com/mail?p=client_login
The Google Accounts Team