How can I tell whether someone accessed my gmail from my actual desktop, or remotely? And ex friend who I am involved in a lawsuit with, evidently got into my email account. How can I tell if it was accessed via my desktop, or by hacking? We will probably send my desktop to a forensic examiner for the lawsuit, but is there something I can do to see when the desktop was awakened and old emails re-read? This person had access to my home, and my computer was always left on and was not password-protected at the time.