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Gmail working on self-expiring emails: Report

IANS  |  San Francisco 

In a bid to enhance security for users, is reportedly working on a redesign that would ensure only the recipient can view an e-mail and that too for a specific period of time.

"You'll soon be able to send expiring emails. Working on an service is hard as you have to be compatible with all sorts of providers and clients. But it doesn't seem to be stopping as the company is now evolving beyond the simple POP3/IMAP/SMTP protocols," reported late on Friday.

The yet-to-be introduced feature works quite much like expiring emails in "ProtonMail" in which the email becomes unreadable after some time.

The giant has another feature up its sleeve called "confidential mode" that will allow users to limit what recipients can do with the emails you send, preventing them from being forwarded, downloaded or printed, according to another report in The Verge.

"will also let users require a passcode to open emails, which will be generated via SMS, or set an expiration date on sent emails," The Verge reported.

"The features are very similar to some found in Microsoft's full Outlook application and is also adding the ability to restrict emails on its service," the report added.



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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 13:48 IST