One of the most interesting features of Gmail is the ability of allowing other people to read your messages, but do not have access to your personal settings and password you use. This is especially useful in workplaces where many employees can respond to and read messages without relying on the approval of a single team member. In this tutorial, we will teach you the steps needed to let access to your Gmail account without allowing to edit personal settings and showing password to someone you know. Remember that all the steps described here can be undone at any time, allowing the immediate abrogation of the rights granted in case something unforeseen happens. This is an useful feature for a small office or a group of workers where people may need to share emails among them. Although this is a great opportunity, but will not be able to use this feature in Gmail for Domain or Google App Account. Check after the fold.
- Log into your Gmail account, or if you do not have one, create a new account here.
- Access to the options by clicking on the settings icon and then selecting the Settings.
- Select Accounts and Import tab and find the option Grant access to your account. Determine whether you want to mark those mails read by others as read or mark them unread instead and click Add another account to proceed.
- From the pop-up window that appears, enter the email address used by the person to whom you want to grant access and select the Next Step. Note that you will only be able to use valid Gmail account here.
- You then need to confirm the email again. Click on Send email to grant access.
- Ask the person to check his own mailbox and check the confirmation message sent by Google. To complete the process, he/she just need to open the link to accept the request.
- The approval process takes about half an hour to be achieved. Access to other accounts is done by clicking on your email address displayed in the upper right corner of the screen.