Google Account Activity Reports give you a monthly summary of all of your account activity
across many Google services. With these Account Activity Reports
you can learn what’s going on in your account – such as how many emails you have sent and received, how often you have searched on Google, from which countries and locations you have logged in and how often all of your uploaded YouTube videos have been viewed. Every month, the Account Activity Report will collect and summarise data across your Google account, but any data that you delete, such as your web history, will have no impact on issued reports. This service is free to sign up to and it offers an eye-opening overview of your account activity and easily lets you trace if your account has been accessed from other computers. As this service deals with sensitive personal data, you will probably be asked to verify your password when signing up to it, but then you can sit back and look forward to receiving monthly updates delivered straight to your Gmail account. In this tutorial we will guide you through the process of signing up for monthly Google Account Activity Reports.
Receive an Account Activity Report
1: Go to Account Activity
From your main Google Accounts page, scroll down and on the right side will be a small section called Account Activity – not to be confused with the identically named link in the left-hand column.
2: Click on link
Within this section will be a linked entitled ‘Sign up for Account Activity Reports’. Click on this link and you will be taken through to a screen detailing exactly what this entails.
3: Sign up
In the ‘Sign up’ box on the right-hand side of the screen will be the email address at which you are to receive the report, a time zone and checkbox. Set your options and then click on ‘Sign up’.
4: Wait and see
After signing up, you will be taken through to a generic ‘thank you’ screen that outlines some of the benefits of the service and informs you that your report is currently being prepared.