Maybe you are out of network coverage and can’t access your Gmail, maybe you are very busy with work and unable to reply email messages and you may want to give some person’s or group of people access to your Gmail so that they can follow up some information or messages in your inbox.
Maybe you are a top executive in your company and you want to grant your secretary access to your Gmail so he or she can reply your emails, organize your day and fix appointments on your behalf.
If you have been in any of these situations, I’m sure you must have been thinking of what to do.
Gmail has made it possible for you to grant someone access to your Gmail account without sharing your password to the person.
There are few steps to follow in order to grant someone access to your Gmail account.
You are allowed to add up to 10 people with a regular account and up to 20 people with a business account. These people you added to have access to your Gmail are called delegates. Delegates can read your messages, send and delete messages in your Gmail account. Delegates can manage your Gmail contacts but they can’t change any of your Gmail settings.
Steps on how to add people to your Gmail account;
Step 1: Log into your Gmail account and click on settings.
Step 2: Navigate Account and click Import.
Step 3: Under Grant access to your account, click Add another account.
Step 4: Select if messages read by people (delegates) are marked as read or not.
Step 5: Enter the email address of the person you want to grant access to your account.
Step 6: Confirm that you really want to grant access to the person.
Step 7: After you’ve confirmed it, the person will receive an email with a link which the
person should click within a given space of seven days of receiving the email.
If after seven days the person didn’t click on the link, the offer to grant access will be terminated. When a delegate accepts your request you will know by checking in the Import section of your Gmail account and see weather or not they have accepted.