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How to use Gmail without an internet connection

For users to check their mail inbox, receive new mail and respond to it, email services like Gmail or any other service need an active internet connection.

Gmail users’ biggest annoyance could be that the service abruptly stops functioning whenever their internet connection is disrupted or they receive a poor signal. However, Google has made it possible to use Gmail without a working internet connection in order to combat these situations. Here’s how it functions and what Gmail users can do when they have a spotty connection.

Turn on Gmail Offline
The desktop versions of Gmail are the only ones that have access to this feature. Users will be able to access nearly all of Gmail’s features without an internet connection once the offline mail mode for Gmail is enabled. They can check their inbox, read unread messages, and even send new messages to recipients. But make sure Google Chrome is downloaded on your computer. It is also important to note that only a Chrome browser window can be used to access Gmail offline; Incognito mode is not supported.

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Here is a step-by-step guide to help you get started using Gmail’s offline mode right away.

  1. Open your Gmail on your desktop.

2. Click on the settings icon available at the top right corner of your screen.

3. Select the See all settings option.

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3. Go to the offline tab.

5. Hit the enable offline mail button.

6. After selecting saving offline data or not, click on the Save changes button.

Using Gmail Offline
Gmail will automatically sync your most recent emails for offline access and keep them for a set amount of time, ranging from 7 days to 90 days, when the offline mode is activated.

Gmail will send all of your emails to your outbox and download a light version of any incoming emails as soon as your computer has an active internet connection, regardless of how erratic it may be. Do keep in mind that you will require an active and reliable connection to download attachments.

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It is advised to bookmark your inbox in Chrome to make accessing your email offline easier by clicking on the star icon available to the right of the address bar. You can also remove all your offline data and turn off the Gmail offline mode whenever you want. If you use Gmail with your work or school account, you can ask your admin to assist you in changing your settings.

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