Knowing how to send a Confidential Email could come very handy in day to day jobs as e-mail is becoming the new official method of communication for Official as well as Non-official works. Sending files, images, audios through email has become very common nowadays. This is all because of the availability of smartphones to everyone. And the most common email platform that is used worldwide is Gmail. There are around 1.5 Billion Gmail users all around the globe which makes it one of the biggest platforms of email service.
Most of us have Google accounts and use Gmail as our primary email platform. We have it on our smartphones as well, which makes its accessibility easier. The email has mostly replaced the conventional letter or application system in Corporate Offices as well as Government systems.
Some emails we send are regular and not contain any personal or confidential information related to our work or personal being.
But sometimes we send an email that is very personal or confidential related to our work. What if we need to send a self-destructible email, that deletes itself after a given time or need a password to open?
What if I tell you that you can send a confidential email by using only Gmail and without any third-party application or website?
Yes, Gmail has already provided an option to send confidential emails and you can use it on both your computer as well as smartphones. It’s a very easy and simple method to make any email confidential and set an expiration duration or password to it.
Sending a confidential email from your computer
Step 1: Open Gmail, login to your google account, and click on ‘Compose’ to start writing a mail.
Step 2: Click on the ‘Turn confidential mode On/Off’ option on the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Set the Expiration period of your email. You can also choose whether the recipient will receive the passcode through email or SMS. Select the desired one.
Step 4: Click Save.
Now your email will be sent as a confidential mail that will expire after the given expiration time itself. And the recipient will not be able to download the attachments or save the email.
Sending a confidential email from your smartphone
Step 1: Open Gmail, select ‘Compose’ on the bottom right corner of your screen.
Step 2: Click on three dots on the top right corner and select ‘Confidential Mode’.
Step 3: Set the Expiration period of your email, the same as you did on your computer, and select the passcode mode, which is ‘Standard’ or ‘SMS Passcode’.
Step 4: Click ‘Save’.
Now you have created a confidential email on your smart device. And as the same given above, recipient won’t be able to download the attachments or save the email.
So this is the easiest and safest method to send confidential emails from your computer or your smartphone. If you didn’t know this method, well now you have it. Share it with your friends and colleagues and tell them to use this method for their daily as well as official emails.
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