Gmail users can send password-protected email! Do it THIS way

Curious about how to use Gmail's password-protected email feature? Check out the steps here.

| Updated on: Apr 29 2023, 22:23 IST
How to use Gmail without internet! Follow these steps to send email offline
1/5 With the internet becoming a necessity, it is now difficult to imagine even a single day without it. Almost all your work- from official to personal requires an internet connection. Even the apps you have on your phone require an internet connection to run including email. However, what if you are facing an internet issue and you have to send an important mail? Now, Gmail can be used to send email offline. Yes, you will not require any internet connection for the same. (Unsplash)
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2/5 You will be able to read, respond to, and search your Gmail messages even when you are not connected to the Internet by visiting It can be noted that in order to make it easier to use Gmail to send email offline, it is recommended to bookmark in Chrome. Also if you are using Gmail with your work or school account, you can ask your admin to help change your settings. Wondering how to get Gmail offline? Check it below. (Unsplash)
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3/5 On your computer, make sure you have downloaded Chrome. You can only use Gmail offline in a Chrome browser window, not using Incognito mode. Then go to Gmail offline settings or click on the link- (Unsplash)
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4/5 Check "Enable offline mail." Choose your settings, such as how many days of messages you want to sync and finally click Save changes. (Unsplash)
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5/5 You can also bookmark Gmail to use offline. You can bookmark your inbox to make accessing your email offline easier. In Chrome, open your Gmail inbox and to the right of the address bar, click Star. (Unsplash)
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Sending a regular email to someone means that the email can be viewed by anyone who has access to their account. Not just that, it may also appear in notification previews. In other words, the privacy of your email is dependent on the security of the recipient's device and account. Therefore, when sharing confidential or sensitive data via email, it is advisable to use additional security measures.

Thankfully, Gmail has this confidential mode that allows you to send messages and attachments to help protect sensitive information from unauthorized access with a password. Confidential mode offers the option to set an expiration date for messages or revoke access whenever needed. Additionally, recipients of the confidential message won't be able to forward, copy, print, or download the content, which helps prevent accidental sharing of your email.

Wondering how to send a password-protected email on Gmail? Check out this step-by-step guide.

How to send a password-protected email on Gmail

Step 1:

Go to Gmail on your computer. 

Step 2:

Tap on Compose.

Step 3:

In the bottom right of the window, click Turn on confidential mode.

Step 4:

In case you've already turned on confidential mode for an email, go to the bottom of the email, then click Edit.

Step 5:

Now, set an expiration date and passcode. These settings impact both the message text and any attachments. 

Step 6:

If you opt for "No SMS passcode," this means recipients using the Gmail app will be able to open it directly. However, those who do not use Gmail will receive a passcode via email. 

Step 7:

On the other hand, selecting "SMS passcode" implies that recipients will receive a passcode via text message. It is essential to ensure that you enter the phone number of the recipient, not your own.

Step 8:

After this, click Save and send the email. 

In case you have received a password-protected email, then you should know how to access it. Check out the steps below:

  • In case the sender has used the confidential mode to send an email, you can access the message and its attachments until either the expiration date or the sender revokes access.
  • However, options to copy, paste, download, print, or forward the message text and attachments will be deactivated.
  • It is possible that you may have to input a passcode to open the email.

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First Published Date: 29 Apr, 22:23 IST