Email Privacy

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About Email Privacy

To ensure your privacy and security when you are using the internet, we must take precautions to prevent unauthorized access to your data.

That's why we make it a priority to protect your data, handle it properly, and provide you full access and management options across all of our offerings. No matter what you're doing with a Google product—browsing the web, handling your mailbox, or obtaining directions—our teams are always working to make it as secure as possible.

Keeping your data safe is the first step in ensuring the protection of your privacy. Your information is guarded by security systems of the highest caliber, which keep an eye out for strange logins and other kinds of illegal activities. Your Google Account puts you in complete control of the privacy settings for that account.

How do I keep my email private?

Encrypt your email. Encrypting your private email is the most effective approach to protect it from being read by others who do not have permission to see it as well as hackers.

Your private email is protected from prying eyes by the use of encryption, which scrambles your communications and makes it difficult to decrypt them unless you give specific permission to another party to do so.

What is the safest way to send an email?

Send an encrypted email. The use of end-to-end encryption is the most confidential and safe method for sending sensitive information over email. Only the receiver of your communications and you will be able to read them if you use end-to-end encryption.

How do I make an email private and confidential?

1 Go to your mailbox.

2 Click on Compose button.

3 Click the "Turn on confidential mode" button that's located in the lower right corner of the window.

4 If you have previously set an email to be confidential, you may edit it by scrolling down to the bottom of the message and clicking the Edit button.

5 Then set an expiry date and passcode.

6 Then click on the Save button.