Gmail is a full-featured email client with built-in instant messaging, voice and video chat, tasks, mobile access, and spam and virus protection.
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 Education Training Center
- Using Threaded Conversations in Gmail (video)
- Set your Gmail Signature
Gmail Core Concepts
- Working with Gmail (video)
- Efficient Searching in Gmail
- Managing Contacts
- Setting up an Out-of-Office Reply (Vacation Responder)
- Gmail Keyboard shortcuts