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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.

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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.

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How easy is it to use a VPN?

Unblocking Gmail is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Sign up for an ExpressVPN account.
  2. Download the ExpressVPN app on your devices.
  3. 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.

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FAQ: Access Gmail with a VPN


What do I need in a VPN for unblocking Gmail?

Since you probably access Gmail from multiple devices (browsers, smartphones, and tablets), you’ll want a VPN that works on anything. ExpressVPN has easy-to-use apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, and routers, as well as configurations for other devices.


Can I access Gmail from anywhere?

Yes. With ExpressVPN, you can access Gmail from countries or networks where it’s blocked.


My Gmail is blocked at work. Can you help?

Absolutely. ExpressVPN is also the perfect workaround when Gmail is blocked at your office or school.


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?

No worries. The ExpressVPN Support Team is available around the clock to help you via live chat or email.

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