After my droid was snatched from me there was about 4 hours to take a police report and drive home before I logged onto my Gmail accounts on my PC and changed my password. I am worried how much damage was done during this window.
There was a 4+ hour window when thief had the opportunity to used my phone to read ALL my emails-- [i.e. inbox] I had on my droid's Gmail account BEFORE I changed my password on my PC. One Verizon tech said that there is no password on the droid's Gmail [will always be logged on]. He then said after I changed my password there will be emails on my droid that will be visible...sort of storing/cached on the phone but no NEW emails will pop up after the password change. Is this true? The thief can take his time and scroll down and read all my old emails?
Or, on the flip side --once someone opens the droid's Gmail icon AFTER I CHANGED MY PASSWORD all they can see are the message titles that fill the screen before scrolling down and in theory if they want to read the message associated with the visible title they would need to click on the message title. Gmail then would prevent the loading of the message onto the droid...thus making the phone unable to access my account's actual messages because I changed my password.
If this theory is true than it would make sense once I changed my password it would be preventing the phone from being able to access my account again...or will they still have access to the email titles?
What theory is correct? How protected is my email privacy after a droid loss and after me changing my email password? What can they see and do?
And lastly all of my contact phone numbers were linked to my gmail account. Once I changed my Gmail password would the thief still be able to view my contact numbers? Would my gmail contacts still be visible after a password change or is it independent?
sorry in advance for all the questions. I had some personal stuff on my phone's gmail. any advise would be appreciated.