How to find the date you started Gmail

If you ever need to reset your Google account password, you may be asked for the date you started Gmail, the month and year. We suggest that you make a note of this date and save it with your Google account password.

To find the date:

  • Log into your Gmail account
  • Click on the gear icon below your profile picture
  • Go to Settings
  • Then Forwarding and POP/IMAP
  • Under POP Download, look for Status.
  • POP is enabled for all mail that has arrived since xx/xx/xx.
  • This date is when you started Gmail for this account.
screen shot of Google settings

Click here for other information about resetting a Google password.

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