EVER wondered what happens to all your data after you’ve gone through?
It’s a painful thought, but much of our digital life will remain when we’re gone.
But there’s a way to make some of them disappear, or they can be neatly preserved, as we’ve seen on memorial Facebook accounts.
In the case of email, you might think it’s best to just get rid of it all, and luckily, with Gmail, you can.
Officially known as the Inactive Account Manager, it is not intended solely for the death of the owner and can be deployed at any time when an account has not been used for an extended period.
You can set it up right now by going to Inactive account manager page.
“Decide when Google should consider your account inactive and what we do with your data after that,” explains Google.
“You can share it with someone you trust or ask Google to remove it.”
Press Start off and decide how long Google should wait before deleting your account information.
You can choose from three months, six months, 12 months and 18 months.
And just in case you just haven’t used it for a long time, the tech giant will also send you a warning a month before the cleanup is due.
This will be sent “several times” via your secondary email address and phone number.
You can then choose up to ten people that Google can notify when your account is inactive.
You can also give them access to some of your data, if necessary.
You can even turn on an auto-reply message that will be sent to people who try to email you after the account is deleted.
Finally, you need to view the plans you have installed by clicking Review Plan then Confirm plan.
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