Activate my account

Once the extension is installed, Gumbamail is available and visible in Gmail. But, before starting to use the extension, it is required to create an account linked to your Google email address. The account activation is explained in this section.

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Activation process
One installation, multiple activations
Use my account in different computers

Activation process

In order to create a new account associated with your Gmail account, the following steps are required:

  1. In Gmail's topbar, on the right, you will find a new menu. It displays a welcome popup with an ACTIVATE ACCOUNT button. Click on the button.
  2. Then, the standard Google Authorization process is launched. There, you have to select the same account as the one you usually log into Gmail.
  3. To finish the activation process, you should allow the extension to access your Google Account.
👀  GIVEN PERMISSION: The requested scopes allow the extension to read your Google Contacts and the content of your Google Drive Spreadsheets to import information about your campaigns' recipients from these sources. This is explained in detail in the recipients' category.

Allowed access to required scopes

In this case, a new Gumbamail entry will be enabled (in the Gmail navigation menu, on the left).

Once access to the required scopes is allowed, the activation process is complete. The next step would be to attach a plan to your account.

⏭️ NEXT: You can find detailed information about selecting your plan here.

Not allowed access to required scopes

In this case, the process is interrupted and it is not possible to activate your account.

If the account is not activated, you won't have access to Gumbamail features.

⏭️  NEXT: You can find detailed information about uninstalling the extension here.

One installation, multiple activations

Once you install the extension, it will be available on your browser for all of your Gmail accounts at all times, although it is necessary that you activate Gumbamail for each of your accounts separately.

What does that mean? It means that once installed, the extension will be visible in Gmail for all accounts, but you will have to activate it on every account to start using it. 

Activation scenarios

The different cases are shown in the following table:

Computer shared Imagine that you share your computer with other people, each one with their own Google accounts. If you install the extension and activate your account, the extension will be visible in Gmail for everyone, but access to all features will only be available in your account, as it is the only one that was activated.
Multiple Google accounts, only one activated Now imagine that you don't share your computer, but you have three different Google accounts. If you install the extension and activate it for one of your accounts, the extension will be visible in Gmail for all your accounts, but features will only be available for the account that was activated.
More than one Google account activated What if you own two different Google Accounts and you want to activate both? There is no problem, it is possible to activate as many Google accounts as desired, but it is a single process (each Google account should be activated separately). 

Use my account on different computers

As explained here, in order to access the extension from different computers, it is required to install the extension on every computer.

Likewise, the activation process should be done on each computer, as permissions to access your Google Account are granted at the browser level.

Account activation VS account creation 

Account activation does not necessarily equal account creation: 

  • The first time the Google account is activated, the counterpart Gumbamail account is created.
  • Consecutive activations do not create a new account. So, if you uninstall by mistake the extension or you install it in different computers, you will be able to recover your account information (templates, lists, campaigns, etc.).
⚠️ BEWARE: The only information lost from one installation to another is the one reflected in this article concerning the extension settings.