How to unblock Gmail with a VPN
Are you in a country that restricts access to Gmail? Find out how you can use ExpressVPN to unblock Gmail on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
But that’s not all. You can use ExpressVPN to access all of Google’s apps and services, no matter where you are in the world.
Unblock Gmail with a VPN
Hundreds of millions of people around the globe use Gmail as their primary email service provider. And what’s not to like about it? It’s free, it offers tons of space, and its integration with Google apps makes it a top choice for individual and business users alike.
But in some countries, Gmail is blocked—along with other Google apps and services. This is a huge issue not only for keeping in touch with people, but also for productivity.
When Gmail is blocked, how do you...
keep in touch with your friends?
share important documents with co-workers?
access your social and work calendars?
use Hangouts to chat with relatives in other countries?
The answer is simple—use a VPN.
However, not all VPNs are alike. When you’re in a country that censors content, it’s essential that you use a reliable VPN with a good selection of servers. That’s why ExpressVPN is the #1 choice for people in countries that block Gmail.
How to use Gmail with a VPN
Unblocking Gmail is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Sign up for an ExpressVPN account.
Download the ExpressVPN app on your devices.
Connect to a server location where Gmail is not blocked.
Once you have the ExpressVPN app on your device, just open it and connect to the server location nearest to you, or in the nearest country where Gmail is not blocked.
Not only will you be able to unblock Gmail, you’ll also be able to unblock Google Docs, Google Calendar, and any other Google apps that you or your business rely on.
FAQ: Gmail with a VPN
Why can’t I access Gmail?
You might not be able to access Gmail because you are connecting from a country that blocks or censors Gmail. Your local network, such as at school or work, might restrict access to Gmail to preserve bandwidth and discourage distractions.
What do I need in a VPN for unblocking Gmail?
Is it OK to use a VPN?
Using a VPN is perfectly legitimate—millions of people around the world access the internet via a VPN every day. VPN networks are used by companies to keep sensitive business data secure, and consumers use VPNs all the time to access censored sites like Facebook, and even to enhance their online gaming experience.
Can I access Gmail from anywhere?
Yes! A VPN allows you to access Gmail from anywhere in the world.
If you’re traveling to a country where you think a site might be blocked, sign up to ExpressVPN before you leave to ensure you can get onto all your social media and messaging apps wherever you are.
How do I use a VPN for Gmail?
Can I unblock Gmail at school?
Sure can! With a VPN, you can access Gmail without having to worry about your school’s internet restrictions. Simply connect to a secure ExpressVPN server in a location where Gmail is available, and you’ll instantly have access.
My Gmail is blocked at work. Can you help?
Absolutely. ExpressVPN is the perfect workaround when Gmail is blocked at your office. Just connect to a VPN server location where Gmail is available, and you’ll regain access.
Can I use a Gmail proxy instead?
A proxy server may let you access Gmail if it’s blocked in your country or on your school or office network, but proxies don’t offer the privacy and security benefits of a VPN. Free proxies are often choked with traffic and may disappear or stop working without warning (even in the middle of an email). Worse, free proxies have been known to recoup their costs by harvesting and selling your data. Think twice before trusting one with your private communications.
What if I run into problems?
Are there any privacy concerns for Gmail?
I'm traveling. Will a VPN proxy help me unblock Gmail abroad?
What other sites can I access with a VPN?
What devices can I use Gmail on?
Gmail is available on a wide range of devices, including:
Smartphones and tablets, including iOS and Android
Computers, including Mac, Windows, and Linux
Smart TVs, including Android TV
ExpressVPN has easy-to-use apps for many of these devices and covers up to eight devices simultaneously with a single subscription. But even if your device cannot install ExpressVPN directly, you can still enjoy full VPN benefits by connecting it to a router running ExpressVPN.
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