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Recover a compromised Gmail account

If you’ve had any of the following problems, someone might have gotten into your Gmail account without your knowledge:

  • Your contacts received suspicious messages from your address
  • Contacts and/or mail are missing, and you’ve already tried the tips on our missing messages troubleshooter, such as searching your mail and checking your settings
  • You’ve gotten a warning about suspicious activity from your Last account activity

Protect or recover your account

I can still sign in to my account
If you’re still able to sign in to your account, follow the steps in the security checklist to help protect your account in the future.
I can’t sign in to my account
If you can’t sign in to your account, someone might have changed your sign-in credentials. To get help signing in, fill out our account recovery form.

To view information about recent sign-ins and other security-related actions for your account, visit the Recent activity section of your Account Security page.

Vivian is a Gmail expert and the author of this help page. Leave her feedback about this help page.

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