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7/25/2015
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Dmail Makes Gmail Vanish

You can make Gmail messages self-destruct with a Chrome browser extension.
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Remmick
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Remmick,
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8/4/2015 | 9:44:51 AM
Re: Dmail
Fun idea, easily thwarted with a print screen,
asksqn
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asksqn,
User Rank: Ninja
7/30/2015 | 3:37:47 PM
Get Out of Jail Free Card
Or if you're a high ranking government office holder/agency (cough Hilary cough IRS) you can just disappear hard drive after hard drive by (oopsie) self-destructing it. No questions asked by the Executive Office.
Broadway0474
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Broadway0474,
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7/27/2015 | 11:06:24 PM
Re: This message will self-destruct in 30 seconds
I would wonder how long the Chrome extension would continue to work, as these extensions tend to break after a while.
Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
User Rank: Author
7/26/2015 | 4:41:00 AM
This message will self-destruct in 30 seconds
Thomas, do you think Dmail will become useful, or successful in any way? It's not clear to me if the message can be destructed before it is read. Say, when you send an email and change your mind afterwards. -Susan
SachinEE
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SachinEE,
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7/25/2015 | 11:40:31 PM
Re: Dmail
If it were me I would enforce an encryption that takes more time to break than the actual time of the dmail existing. And if it were me the dmail messages would only be sent when the user is online through gmail or hangouts or whatever. As soon as the system knew the user is online it would send the message to the user's computer.
SachinEE
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SachinEE,
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7/25/2015 | 11:37:56 PM
Dmail
I like the idea and yes it did come from the idea of Snapchat but it also makes no sense. It would make sense if the email that is being sent had a good encryption along with a self destruct timer attached to it. Otherwise it wouldn't make sense.
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