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Email Age Checker: How To Check Email Account Creation Date

Key Takes:

» You can find the creation date of your account by getting into the POP/IMAP section of Gmail.
» On the email, the date and time of this email will indicate when your Email account was created.

How To Check Email Account Creation Date:

If you’re looking to find our creation date Gmail, here are all the details:

1. Check First Message (Email)

This method is useful when you can’t remember the exact date you created your email account but have access to your inbox.

Step 1: First of all, open your Gmail or other Email Host account by visiting to the mail-homepage and signing in with your credentials.

Step 2: Then, just scroll down to your inbox to find the earliest email you have. This email will be one of the first emails you sent or received when you created your account.

Step 3: After that, click on the email to view its details. The date and time of this email will indicate when your account was created.

Finally, take note of the creation date for your records.

2. Seeing the POP Status Date

Within the Gmail settings, you’ll be able to know the date of the creation of the Gmail account.

You should also know that the date of creation of the Gmail account is the same as the date of creation of the Google Account.

If you’re willing to find out the date of creation of your Gmail account using a PC, here are the steps you need to follow:

STEP 1: You need to open your Gmail account from your PC to start the process of finding the creation date.

STEP 2: After logging in, at the top right corner, you’ll be able to see some sets of icons. You need to click on the Settings icon which is sighted as the gear icon.

STEP 3: Now that you can access the Gmail settings, on the next page, you need to select the option: Forwarding and POP/IMAP.

 Forwarding and POP IMAP

STEP 4: Locate the POP download status and the first line. You’ll find a date at the end of the sentence which says Status: Pop is enabled for all mail that has arrived since (date).

 Pop is enabled for all mail that has arrived since date

This mentioned date is the date of the creation of Gmail.

Note: Some versions of Android may not be able to access the method of POP Status/IMAP.  But there are some other alternative options which are stated below, which can help you know the creation date of the Gmail account.

3. Just Try to Forget Password Reset

This is a manual technique that you can try and use to find and be sure about the date of the creation of your account.

You should know that clicking on Forget Password, needs the user to answer some security questions to check and verify their ownership of the account.

There, they also have to put the creation date assuming a certain date you closely remember, and see if that gets accepted.

Here are the steps that you need to follow to use this technique manually:

Step 1: Open the login page of Gmail.

 Login page of Gmail

Step 2: Next, type your Gmail address and click on Next.

STEP 3: Then you need to choose the option Forget Password.

Forget-Password-on-Gmail-account

Step 4: Next, you need to click on Try another way.

Try another way

Step 5: You need to try and choose the option for resetting it using account information and creation date.

STEP 6: Next, you need to put that date that you can remember and place it randomly in the box to be approved.

Now if Gmail does approve that then the date you have entered is correct, and there you go.

4. Google APIs Explorer

This is one of the latest and easiest methods to use if you’re looking up the creation date of your Gmail account. If you follow the exact steps in detail and operate it from a PC, you’ll be able to crack or know the date of creation of your Gmail account.

Step 1: For the first step open the Google APIs Explorer.

Step 2: Then you need to click on ‘Authorize and execute‘.

Authorize and execute

Step 3: Next, you’ll find a popup message flashing on your screen with some kind of message under the heading of Select OAuth 2.0 Scopes.

Select OAuth 2.0 Scopes.

Step 4: At the bottom of the message, click on the option Authorize and execute again to continue with the process.

Step 5: The next step will ask you to sign in to your Gmail account.

google account1234

STEP 6: Choose and log into your account.

Step 7: Now you’ll be able to see a whole new page. You need to go and scroll this page to the creation date of your Gmail account.

These steps need to be performed in the exact way mentioned if you’re looking for the creation date of your Gmail account.

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