How to prevent new GMail login from displaying address?

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by MrGump, Dec 13, 2013.

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  1. MrGump

    MrGump Registered Member

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    Thanks for taking a look at my issue. If multiple people use a computer to login to gmail, that address can be saved for quick access later. This is a new feature of Gmail login. Clearly this can be a privacy issue just displaying the address. Can this be disabled? Possible by URL or something? Thank you for your help.. *puppy*
     
  2. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    Assuming Internet Explorer - you would delete "form data" previously typed.
    Multiple user accounts on the same PC would circumvent some of this.
     

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    Are you talking about the fact that it shows the email addresses already listed when you go to gmail? (not passwords)

    I find this doesn't happen if I untick the little 'stay signed in'' tickbox.
     
  4. MrGump

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    siljaline, thank you i use firefox though. also clearing that info is not a good solution. my response to stapp should illuminate why.


    Stapp, when i click "Manage accounts on this device"at which point you can choose from any accounts that have signed in. This device happens to be public so you can imagine how many address are shown. Is there a way to simply prevent it from remembering address or do I have to clear FireFox cache and stuff between each user?
     
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    I guess this may be what you are describing ?

    http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/gmail/Kwn6bGA8xJQ

    On my machine I just have my own account and have it set to sign in whenever I need it. I don't see the email address when i go to the gmail page as I sign out each time.

    Perhpas someone who has muliple gmail account can offer some more info.
     
  6. MrGump

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    Stapp, yes i see this person has the same issue as me but my concern is privacy while his appears to be ease of use.


    I was always able to let dozens of people check Gmail from this computer, now I cant because you can see every email address accessed from this computer since Google changed something. Not a huge deal but an annoyance. *puppy*
     
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    thanks! siljaline
     
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