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Learn the basics of composing, sending, and replying to messages with Gmail, the free email service from Google. Plus, discover how to organize, search, and use shortcuts to work with Gmail more effectively every step of the way. Author Jess Stratton covers setting up your Gmail account and settings, configuring desktop alerts and notifications, keeping track of your most important contacts and groups, and chatting with others using the Google Chat feature. Jess also shows you some of the cool extras in Google Labs and demonstrates how to access your Gmail account on other clients and devices.
(music playing) Hi! I am Jess Stratton and welcome to Gmail Essential Training. In this course I'll show you how to you navigate Gmail and use all the available features to their fullest potential. I'll show you how to create new messages, send replies, format emails, and add attachments to all outgoing emails. I'll show you how to organize your email, including adding stars, creating labels, moving messages out of the inbox, creating filters to autocross messages, and searching your mail file.
I'll also show you how to configure desktop notification, work with contacts, initiate chats with other Gmail users, and use keyboard shortcuts to work more efficiently. Finally, I'll show you how to configure Gmail on another mail client and how you can get your contacts on a smartphone. Let's get started.
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