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Google Mail

Using Google Mail

Google has a set of excellent documentation available on their support center. Users may also be interested in this pre-recorded Google Mail webinar presented by Information Technology Services.

New Message
  1. To create a new message, click the Compose button.
  2. In the new message window's address bar, type the first few letters of the recipient's name. Then select the address you want from the list of correspondants that appears.
Conversation View

Messages and replies are automatically grouped into conversation threads.

  1. To turn this feature off and list all messages separately, click on the sprocket icon in the upper right-hand corner of your inbox window and select Settings.
  2. Under the General tab, look for Conversation View and select Conversation view off.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the tab and select Save Changes.
Labs

Gmail Labs are experimental features that can be added to your account. If you encounter any problems while a Lab feature is enabled, you can temporarily disable Labs by going to http://mail.google.com/mail/?labs=0.

  1. To manage your Labs, click on the sprocket icon in the upper right-hand corner of your inbox window and select Settings.
  2. Then select the Labs tab.
Preview Pane

Preview Pane allows you to preview messages in your inbox similar to Microsoft Outlook. To turn on this feature, conduct a search for preview pane and select Enable, then select Save Changes.


Search for the Preview Pane lab in Google Labs and switch it on

For more information on Preview Pane, click here.

Google Calendar Gadget

Google Calendar Gadget displays your Google Calendar in the left column of your email at all times. To turn on this feature, conduct a search for google calendar and select Enable, then select Save Changes.


Search for the Google Calendar lab and enable it

For more information on Google Calendar Gadget, click here.

Google Docs Preview

Google Docs Preview allows you to view links to Google documents, spreadsheets, and presentations without leaving your inbox. To turn on this feature, conduct a search for docs preview and select Enable, then select Save Changes.


Search for the Google Docs lab and enable it

For more information on Google Docs Preview, click here.