Can I legally access a deceased person’s email account? The answer is no, you cannot. There is specific language that needs to go in into a will, which provides the personal representative when appointed by the court to have these powers, to be able to access electronic accounts. And that legislation was passed and they negotiated with Google and some of the other major companies in order to have the language, which would be recognized and authorize the personal representative to access these accounts. I won’t go into the practical aspects of that, but that’s the answer is without being appointed the personal representative with those powers, well, you are not, legally supposed to access the electronic accounts of the decedent. You can call me, although I don’t have any expertise and I’ve never had to have a personal representative have to use those powers. My phone number (727) 847-2288.