There are few unique features in Gmail everybody should be aware of:
- Gmail organizes threaded messages into “conversations.” Make sure you understand how conversations work. (You can turn off conversations if you’d like).
- Search in Gmail works best if you use the Show search options link to the right of the search box, or even better if you use Advanced Search Operators. Searching efficiently in Gmail eliminates the need to “sort” or “arrange” your email messages.
- Labels act like folders, but are more powerful; you can assign mutliple Labels to a single email item. Combined with Advanced Search Operators, Labels help you organize and find email quickly and easily.
How to Use Gmail
Getting Started with Gmail
- Google Apps Support
- Working with Labels: Why Labels Instead of Folders?
- Using Labels and Filters (video)
- Working with Gmail Conversations
- Using Threaded Conversations in Gmail (video)
- Use Gmail When Not Connected to the Internet
- Set your Gmail Signature
- 40 Quick Tips for Using Gmail (BroncoBytes)
Gmail Core Concepts
- Working with Gmail (video)
- Quickly Find New Addresses While Typing a New Message (video)
- Working with Labels, Filters and Advanced Search (video)
- Efficient Searching in Gmail
- Managing Contacts
- Using Google’s Spam Filter
- Setting up an Out-of-Office Reply (Vacation Responder)
- Gmail Keyboard shortcuts
Other Gmail Info
- Institutional Messaging (Sending Mass Emails)
- Access Gmail with Mobile Devices
- Using IMAP and POP clients with Gmail
- Using Google Tasks
- Using Chat in Gmail (video)
- Gmail Voice and Video Chat
- Show and Hide Labels
- Message attachment limits (25 MB)
- What File Attachment Extensions are Blocked?
- Grant “proxy” access to other email accounts
- Troubleshooting Gmail Issues
- Gmail Support Forum (a Google Group)
- Gmail Help Center
Of course, the OIT Help Desk is available for any questions you may have about Gmail. We’re open 7:00 am – 10:00 pm Monday – Thursday, and 7:00 am – 6:00 pm Friday. Contact us at 426-4357, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
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