What Permissions Does MergeMail Need?

To send emails using Gmail and Google Sheets, MergeMail needs to be able to integrate with Gmail and Google Sheets.

MergeMail asks for relatively few permissions compared to other Gmail bulk email services, as we care about the privacy of our users’ data. Most notably, we do not require access to all of your Gmail emails, while many other Gmail email services do require that access.

When you sign up for MergeMail, you’ll be asked to grant the following permissions:

Send email on your behalf

This is used to send the emails in a campaign on your behalf.

View your Google Spreadsheets

This is used to get data from a Google Spreadsheet so that it can be used when creating an email campaign.

See and download all your Google Drive files

This is used to show a list of your Google Sheets. Google requires this permission for a service to list Google Sheets using their latest API version, so most other services that are similar to MergeMail require it, too. MergeMail only uses this permission to fetch a list of your Google Sheets. It does not perform any other actions using this permission.

We place a great deal of importance on our users’ privacy, which is why we ask for fewer permissions than many other Gmail bulk email services. Protecting your data and our services is our top priority. The confidentiality and integrity of your data is of utmost importance to us. We use multiple safeguards to protect this data, and we are continually monitoring and improving our systems.