How to send self-destructing emails in Gmail

Do you believe you can send a self-destructing email to your friends? Basically, the sent email will destroy itself after the receiver reads it. For some personal reasons, you don’t want your sent emails to permanently stored in your friend’s mailbox.

A Google Chrome extension called Mail2Cloud allows you to securely send sensitive information through Gmail. Besides, you will get a read receipt to know when an email that you’ve sent is opened by the recipient.

How to send self-destructing emails in Gmail with Mail2Cloud

First and foremost, you need to ensure that you have the latest version of Google Chrome Browser on your computer.

  • Step 1: Open Google Chrome on your computer, and click the Chrome menu button (three horizontal lines) on the browser toolbar.
  • Step 2: Click Settings on the Browser.
  • Step 3: Click Extensions to access Google Chrome’s web store.
  • Step 4: Search for Mail2Cloud and open it in your browser.


  • Step 5: click on Add to Chrome button, and then click on add extension button.


  • Step 6: Mail2Cloud is now added to your Chrome, now open your Gmail account, and click on the Compose button, and Mail2Cloud will appear just behind the Send button.


From now on, you can hit the Self Destruct button if you want to send self-destructing emails to your friends. The sent email will get deleted after 5 minutes, and you will be notified when your email is read by the recipient.

For those not in the know, Mail2Cloud is a great extension for Google Chrome that allows users to manage their attachments, privately share files, and schedule emails for delivery. Besides, users can set an email to automatically reappear in their mailbox after a specific period of time. Self-destruct is one of the most noticeable features of Mail2Cloud. Hope you will like this cool trick, and share with us if you like it.

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