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What can you do with Gmail?

With Gmail, your email are stored safely in the cloud where you can get to them from any computer or device with a web browser. 

Compose a new email

Begin sending email:

  1. Open your Gmail inbox.

  2. In the left sidebar, click .CA new email opens near the bottom corner of your Gmail window.

  3. Choose a window size that’s right for you using the buttons in the upper corner of the compose window.

  4. Just start typing to compose your email. Email you’ve started writing, but haven’t sent, are automatically saved in Drafts on the sidebar.


Add recipients, attachments, images, and more

Add attachments, emphasize key points with font styles, include different kinds of recipients, and more—right in the compose window.


Send and Undo Send

If you make a typo or change your mind about sending an email, you can take back an email using the Undo Send feature.

Undo sending email:

  1. Send your email.
  2. Click Undo at the top of the page.

Depending on your settings, there's a limited amount of seconds to click Undo before it disappears.

Make sure Undo Send is enabled, or change settings:

  1. In the top right, click Settings  and select Settings.

  2. Click the General tab.

  3. Scroll to Undo Send and check the Enable Undo Send box.

  4. Set the cancellation period.

  5. At the bottom, click Save Changes.

Reply to email

View new email

Unread email are bold. To open an email, simply click it in your email list.

Save and print attachments

When someone sends you an attachment, such as a photo or document, you’ll see a preview of the attachment at the bottom of the email.

Reply to email

To reply to an email, just click in the box below the email and type away. Or, you can choose exactly how you want to respond:

  1. Reply or forward: To respond to an email, open it and in the box under the email, click ReplyReply to all, or Forward.
  2. Respond inline: To see the previous email within your reply, scroll down and click Show trimmed content .
  3. Respond to an earlier email in the thread: Select the email you want to reply to. Then, click the Down arrow  to choose how to reply.
  4. Forward an entire conversation: In the menu bar above the conversation, click More > Forward all.

Create a signature

Your signature might include your name, title, and contact information.

  1. Click Settings  and select Settings.

  2. On the General page, scroll down to the Signature section and compose your signature. Use the format bar to add text colors, styles, links, and even a picture.

  3. At the bottom, click Save Changes.

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