Delegate Access to a User’s Inbox Without Compromising Their Password
Modified on: Fri, 24 Jul, 2015 at 8:40 PM
You should never give out your Gmail password to anyone. But sometimes it is necessary for a Google Apps user to access another user’s inbox. This is where email delegation comes in. Email delegation allows access to a user’s inbox without the exchange of passwords. Commonly used for checking the mailbox of a user when they are on vacation or for assistants to send emails on behalf of their superior.
You can delegate access to your own Gmail inbox right from the Gmail interface. The Google Apps management application, BetterCloud, takes this a step further by allowing Admins to delegate inboxes of users on their domain to other users. You can even do it in bulk! Necessary access should not need to hinder security.