The Gmail doesn’t have the inbuilt option to send a self-destructing email. But, with the help of the extensions, we can do this task.
Sending self-destructing emails are especially helpful when you are sending confidential or sensitive information and don’t want it to be accessed by the recipient permanently.
There are different methods available to send self-destructing emails in Gmail. In this post, we will see the free Mail2Cloud extension which helps us to do this task easily and it is free for up to 10 uses per month. Let's get started.
Send Self-Destructing Emails
Self-destructing emails don't get deleted automatically from the recipient Gmail account. Only, the contents of the email will get deleted in 5 minutes after the email is opened by the recipient.
Let me explain all the options in order.
That’s it. The self-destructing email is sent successfully.
This is the email I sent to the recipient
This is the same email, after 5 minutes
You’ll get the read receipt once the recipient opens your message.
It is important to note that the attachment in the self-destructing email won't get deleted and they will be available for 7 downloads only [see screenshot].
You'll also get the notification once your attachment is accessed by the recipient.
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How to Send Self Destructing Emails in Gmail