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Monetize your Gmail inbox with 21.co

Monetize your Gmail inbox with 21.co

Bounce unsolicited emails back to the original sender, and let them pay to reach you.

We just announced our new token yesterday, and you can sign up for it here. Over the days to come, we’ll be shipping a number of features that power up our existing product at 21.co in anticipation of the token launch.

One of the first such features is the new 21.co Gmail integration. With one click, you can now bounce emails from users outside your contact list, and allow them to pay to reach you.

How to set up the 21.co Gmail integration

This feature is live for all 21.co users right now. Just log into your dashboard and look for the new “Bounces” tab, as shown below:

If you have a Gmail account, click that button to enable the integration and you’ll get a bounce dashboard that looks like this:

As you can see, you can bounce messages from salespeople while easily accepting messages from friends. You can also configure your whitelist by contact or domain, like this:

And you can set up a polite autoresponse to go out with every bounce:

How bounces work

Now that you’ve set it up, below is a quick gif of how the bounce process works. In this example, Jeff is sending an email to Sarah. He’s not on her contact list, so he gets a bounce. He then chooses to send her a paid message, which he can easily do through her 21.co profile. If she replies within a week, she gets paid and Jeff gets his reply.

It’s that simple: set up the 21.co Gmail integration and then forget it. You will bounce messages from folks outside your network, and they can pay you to get in touch if it’s an urgent matter.

A note on permissions and security

We recognize that email can be sensitive, so we ask for the absolute minimum number of permissions to enable the bounce feature, as shown below:

Importantly, you retain full control over your Gmail account. We make it easy for you to review all the activity...

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