Google is allowing third-party Apps to read your Gmail, see how to prevent it.

A recent report from The Wall Street Journal has shown that although Google themselves are not going through your Gmail, they are allowing other third-party Apps to do so.

Google is allowing third-party Apps to read your Gmail, see how to prevent it.

Google still uses the old-fashioned way of using employees to read through messages, instead of allowing machines to sort through emails for keywords and phrases. When users subscribe to some email-based services, they give such service access to they email messages. These services might include product price comparison or as little as a travel planner.

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Developers are allowed to access users inboxes and are always given a chance to opt-in or opt-out of the practice, but the allegation here is Google itself is curbing the method while still allowing others access.

Even though Google themselves promised to stop reading or messages, they have done little in preventing another third party company from accessing our emails these report has shown.

Because Gmail is the largest email service with 1.4 billion users, and they account for a larger percentage of all email users, Google might want to take quick action in resolving the matter so as to give users a relax experience going forward.

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You can denial access to some Apps with the following simple steps:

Google is allowing third-party Apps to read your Gmail, see how to prevent it.

Visit the account settings page where you can see what apps have access to your account.

⏩Find the section of the page labeled “Apps with access to your account” or something very similar. On your Gmail, it is the very top item.

⏩Go through the list and denial permissions for any app you do not want to grant access to your mail.

⏩Go through the list again the second time and make sure you want the apps that are left to have access to the parts of your account that are listed.

Subsequently, carefully read the terms on an email-based service before granting them access to your email service.