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How to Grant Gmail Access to Someone without Sharing Your Password

Sometimes, it may necessary for you to allow your Gmail inbox access to another person. However, it is a matter of trust and you may hesitate to share your Gmail credentials with others. And if you’re one of those people who uses a common password for everything, then it’s just impossible to share it with someone. Here, we’ll provide you with the surest way to grant Gmail access to someone without sharing your password. Let’s get started.

Gmail comes with delegates feature letting you give access to your account to someone without revealing your password. You can delegate the reading, composing, sending, and manipulation of your email account to others without giving away your password. Cool, isn’t it?

With Gmail’s delegates feature, you can add up to 10 delegates with a regular account and up to 25 with a school or work account. When a delegate sends an email from your account, his/her email address will appear in the message as well. The granted person can sign in to your account to read, delete and send emails on your behalf. They are also able to manage your Google Contacts.

Delegates can’t change your Gmail settings or your Gmail password and will be unable to chat with anyone on behalf of you. This is a great feature for giving access to assistants to your email or for creating a single customer support email to be used by multiple employees.

Grant Gmail Access to Someone without Sharing Your Password

In order to grant Gmail access to someone without giving away your password, you need to add delegates in Gmail. Here’re the steps:

  1. Login to your Gmail account
  2. Navigate to the Settings > Accounts and Import section

Grant Gmail Access to Someone - Settings

  1. Under the Grant Access to Your Account option, click on the Add another Account link
  2. Click on the circle that reads Mark conversations as read when opened by others

Grant Gmail Access to Someone - Add Another Account

  1. Now, a new window will prompt. Enter the email address of the person you want to grant access to your account and then confirm

Grant Gmail Access to Someone - Add Email Address

  1. The delegate will receive an email with a link that they must click within seven days of receiving the mail, otherwise, the offer will expire

Grant Gmail Access to Someone - Delegate Receive Email

In case the granted delegate has accepted your request, you may check it by navigating to the Accounts and Import section and you’ll see the status of whether or not accepted next to the email address.

According to Google, it may take around 30 minutes to complete the process once delegates accept your request. After the completion of the process, delegates can view and send emails on behalf of you.

Read more at Handle Multiple Gmail Accounts: How to Switch between Them

How to Remove Delegates in Gmail

In case you think you don’t need delegate anymore to access to your Gmail account, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your Gmail account
  2. Navigate to the Settings > Accounts and Import section
  3. Under the Grant access to your account option, click on the Delete option next to the email account you want to delete

Have you used Gmail delegates? How do you grant Gmail access to someone without sharing your password? Let us know in the comments section below.

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