To make this feature more accessible to users, these tools have been made available within the Gmail inbox.

All you need to do is just scroll down to the bottom of your inbox and locate a link called ‘Details’. A pop-up window will appear after you click the link. This pop-up window will show you a detailed list of your account activity, i.e. the last ten times anyone or you else have accessed your account. The list will show how your account was viewed, i.e. email app, browser, IP address and location of the person and also the time of access.

Gmail, which includes calendar and chat features, has gained popularity over the past decade to become one of Google's most successful product offerings.

With more than 420 million users, it has begun to make small inroads against Microsoft Exchange in the battle to provide email services for corporate customers as well as individual consumers.