Question from Cindy T.: I just found out that my ex is somehow causing all of my Gmail messages to be forwarded to his own email account.
I know he had the password to my account for a while because I let him use it when he was looking for a job (the lazy bum never did find one). I guess that’s when he set up the forwarding.
Anyway, how can I stop my emails from being forwarded to his account?
Rick’s answer: Cindy, what you’ll need to do is log into your Gmail account and disable “Forwarding” in your account settings. Here’s how:
1 – Log in to your Gmail account.
2 – Click the “gear” shaped Settings icon located in the top right corner of the window, then select Settings from the drop-down menu.
3 – Select Forwarding and POP/IMAP from the top menu bar.
4 – Click Disable forwarding.
5 – Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save changes.
That all there is to it. Your emails should no longer be forwarded to your ex’s account.
Bonus tip #1: Since your ex had access to your Gmail account at one time, there’s a good chance that he still does. I strongly recommend changing your password to one that’s secure, yet easy to remember. This post explains how.
I also strongly recommend that you add yet another layer of protection to your account by enabling Two-Factor Authentication on it.
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