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Now, You Can Self-Destruct Sent Mails with Dmail


With people living busy lives, face-to-face communication has paved the way for online communication. Emails, instant messaging apps, video and audio calls over Internet have gained momentum over the years. While these mediums of communication have made keeping in touch with people easy, there has been a rampant need for recalling or destroying sent messages and emails.

Dmail Makes Destroying Emails Possible

Numerous people across the world have regretted sending an email at some point in their lives, and wished they could recall it. Additionally, many-a-times people want to destroy confidential content that has been sent over email, to avoid data breach. Launched by the social bookmarking service Delicious, Dmail is an email service that allows users to revoke and restrict access to a sent email, even after it has been read.

Works as an Extension

  • Dmail is available as a browser extension and can be used by Gmail and Chrome users.
  • By downloading the extension, users can destroy a sent email at any given point in time.
  • Once downloaded, users can choose to turn Dmail on or off through a toggle switch on their Gmail compose email page.
  • Users can opt for different time periods after which they want the email to be destroyed; 1 hour, 1 day or 1 week.
  • They can also choose the “Destroy – Never” option, but later revoke the email if they change their mind.

Allows Users to Destroy Emails at Any Time

While the ability to revoke emails has been around for quite some time, they posed certain restrictions. Gmail’s “Undo-Send” option was in the testing phase for years, before it recently got included as a full-fledged service. However it offers users only a 30-second window to recall a sent message. Dmail gives users the freedom to destroy or revoke emails as and when they want. Also, emails sent with Dmail extension are encrypted using a 256 bit algorithm and can be read only by the sender and the recipient. Users can send sensitive data like credit card details and bank account numbers and be sure of data safety.

Another major benefit that Dmail offers is it does not mandate download by the email recipient. If a user sends someone an email with a Dmail function, the recipient can still view the email by clicking through a link. If the recipient has Dmail installed, he can view the contents of the email directly on the Gmail page. However, if the sender chooses to revoke the mail, the recipient will get a message which tells him that the email has been destroyed and is no longer available.

Available for Gmail and Chrome Users

While Dmail has currently been launched as an extension only for Gmail and Chrome users, Delicious plans to launch it to other email service providers, including smartphones. The Dmail iOS application is set to be introduced in August 2015, tailed by an Android release. Users can download the feature from the Chrome Google Web Store.


A self-destruct extension like Dmail is a much sought after option for millions worldwide. With its maker Delicious having plans to extend it to various platforms and introduce features like restricting or revoking document viewing access and email forwarding option, Dmail promises to be of great use for personal and business users alike. By a simple download of the extension, Dmail gives users the freedom to restrict or destroy access to sensitive and confidential information, thus safeguarding privacy.