In this tutorial, we’ll cover the basics
of How to use Gmail,
such as how to compose, reply and schedule an email,
how to organize and search your emails,
create a signature, and find your spam and trash folder.
Compose an Email
By using clickable sections to skip to each part from here.
Once you’ve logged in to your Gmail account, then click on “Compose.”
Your cursor will appear in the “To” section
of your email box.
Type in the email address
of who you’re sending the message here.
Press enter to make sure the address is registered.
If you want to cc someone else on the same message,
click “Cc” and then fill in their address in the message box.
Click enter to confirm the address,
and add multiples if you want.
To blind-copy someone,
click on “Bcc” and then enter their address.
In “Subject,” type in the heading you want for your email.
Compose your message in the box.
You can use the formatting tools
to amend the style of your text here.
Use the menu bar to add attachments,
insert a link, add an emoji,
add a Google Drive file, or photo,
set your emails confidential, or add a signature.
When you’re happy with your message, click “Send.”
A pop-up will tell you the message has been sent
when it’s been delivered.
From your inbox, you can select the “Sent” tab
to review your sent emails.
You’ll find your sent email at the top of the list.
Reply an Email
To reply to an email, click on the arrow icon,
type in your message in the box that appears,
and click “Send” when you are done.
If multiple accounts have been cc’d into the email
and you want all these accounts to receive your reply,
click on the three dots from the upper right corner and select “Reply all.”
Schedule an Email
Now just schedule your email address to send at a later.
Next to “Send,” click on the downward arrow
and select “Schedule send.”
Select a suggested schedule date and time
or choose your own time here.
Click “Schedule send” to complete.
Mark an Email for Later
You can mark emails to remind yourself to read them later.
In your inbox, click on the star on the email.
The star will light up.
This email will be listed in your starred section,
which you can find by clicking on the “Starred” tab.
You can unstar an email by clicking the star again.
After opening an email,
you might want it to be seen as unread again
to remind yourself to read it later.
Just click on the envelope icon to select only your unread emails in your inbox,
click on the downward arrow and click “Unread.”
Temporarily remove emails from your inbox
and get them to pop up at the top of your inbox later
In the email, click on the clock icon
and choose a suggested time from the drop-down
or “Pick date & time” to choose yourself.
To find all your snoozed emails,
go to the “Snoozed” tab.
Archive an Email
When you don’t want an email in your inbox any longer,
you can archive it.
Archive an email by clicking the archive button.
You can find your archived emails
in the “All Mail” tab. If someone replies to the email,
it’ll reappear in your inbox.
You ca n organize your emails using labels. To categorize a message, click on the labels icon, and you can select one of the automatically added sections below, such as social, and then click “Apply.”
Your email will now be added to your “Social” tab, which you can find here.
To add new labels,
click on the label icon and then “Create new.”
Give the label a name,
and if you want it to sit under another label,
click the check mark next to “Nest under the label” select the one you want from the drop-down
and then click “Create.”
To search for an email, type in the search bar
a keyword and press enter.
All emails with the keyword will appear below.
Refine your search by clicking on the Refine icon.
A drop-down will appear with all the search options.
Select as you wish and click “Search” to see the listings.
Create a Signature
To create a signature, go to the settings icon
and click on “See all settings.”
Make sure you’re on the “General” tab
and scroll down to find the “Signature” section.
Click “Create new” and give it a name.
Type the signature you want here
and use the formatting options below to style or add images.
When you’re happy with your signature,
scroll down to the bottom of the page
and click “Save Changes.”
To turn your signature on,
go to settings again and find the signature section.
Click on “No signature” below “FOR NEW EMAILS USE”
and select your signature.
To add a signature to your reply emails as well,
select your signature from the drop-down
below “ON REPLY/FORWARD USE.” Scroll down and click “Save Changes” to apply.
Find Spam Folder
On the left-hand side of your inbox,
scroll down the mail section and click on “More,”
then click on “Spam.”
You can delete all your spam emails at once
by clicking on “Delete all spam messages now,”
and then “OK” to confirm.
To move an email from your spam folder into your inbox,
click on the message and then select “Not spam.”
It’ll now be in your inbox.
Find Trash Folder
From the left-hand side under “Mail,”
scroll down through the tabs and select “More.”
Continue to scroll and click on “Trash” to open the folder.
To permanently delete all the messages in your trash,
click on “Empty Trash now” and then “OK.”
All messages in your trash folder
will automatically get deleted permanently
after being in there for 30 days.
To move an email out of the trash folder,
click the check mark next to the message
and then select the “Move to”
and click on the destination you want.