Mail Forwarding - Gmail
Anyone at risk of stalking or abuse online should check that their private emails are not being forwarded to a perpetrator, without their knowledge.
Some perpetrators set up mail forwarding on email accounts to give them access to the person’s emails.
This means, a copy of all emails are sent to the perpetrator without the email user’s knowledge.
There are simple steps to check whether mail forwarding has been set up. Here is how to check on a Gmail account.
Open Gmail and go to the Inbox
Select the Gear icon
Go to the Forwarding tab
If forwarding has been set up to an address not owned or controlled by the email owner, select ‘Disable forwarding’.
To stop a perpetrator turning this back on,