Gmail is right now the most used email service out there. The service is free to use, and you can send unlimited emails to any address. However, if you use Gmail for business purposes, you might want to send encrypted or confidential emails.

Well, Gmail has a feature that lets you send confidential emails in a few easy steps. If you send confidential emails in Gmail, the receiver would be prompted to enter the SMS passcode to access the email content.

Steps to Send Encrypted/Confidential Email in Gmail

So, if you are interested in sending encrypted or confidential emails in Gmail, you are reading the right guide. In this article, we are going to share a step-by-step guide on sending confidential emails in Gmail. Let’s check out.

Send Encrypted Emails (Confidential Mode)

In this method, we are going to use Gmail’s Confidential Mode to send encrypted emails. Here are some of the simple steps to follow.

1. First of all, open Gmail and compose an email. Click on the Confidential mode button as shown below.

Click on the 'Lock' button

2. On the Confidential mode pop up, select SMS Passcode and click on the Save button.

enable the 'SMS Passcode' option

3. Once done, click on the Send button. Now you will be asked to enter the recipient’s phone number. Enter the recipient’s phone number and click on the Send button.

enter the recipient's phone number

4. This will send the encrypted email to the receiver. The receiver would need to click on the Send Passcode button. As they click on the Send Passcode button, they will receive a passcode on their phone number.

Confidential mode

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can send encrypted emails on Gmail.

Password Protected Gmail Attachments

Password Protected Gmail Attachments

Another best way to send Password protected emails in Gmail is by sending password-protected attachments.

In this method, you need to create an encrypted ZIP or RAR file containing your files and then send it to the Gmail address. You can use any file compression utility to create a password-protected ZIP/RAR file.

This is the least preferred method, but many users still rely on archive tools to send password-protected file attachments on Gmail.