Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Gmail Lets Others Read And Send Messages From Your Account

Do you have someone that needs to read or send e-mail on your behalf? Maybe you have an executive assistant, parent, or friend that needs access to your account, but you don't want to share your password? If so, then you may be pleased to know that Google just announced the release of e-mail delegation to all users.

How Does It Work?
To provide access, complete the following steps:

  • Open Gmail
  • Click on Settings
  • Click on Accounts and Import
  • Under the Grant access to your account click on Add another account
  • A new window will open. Add the e-mail address of the person you wish to share access
  • Verify the e-mail address and click Send email to grant access
  • Once sent, the user will have to accept access 
Note: Shared access to your Gmail account can be revoked at any time.

To use, the person with access will need to log into Gmail and click on the down arrow next to their name (see image). This will open a new tab, which will allow them to jump back and forth between accounts.

Note: Shared users can not change passwords or settings.

Hopefully, this little change proves beneficial. If so, let me know in the comment section below. 

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