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Your First Days with Gmail

1. Explore your Inbox

Click through this interactitve tour to learn about your new Inbox.

Gmail interactive tour

Your First Days with Gmail

Gmail Overview (1:46)

Transitioning To Gmail (5:48)

Create and Send Messages (4:50)

Compose a message in a new browser window (0:51)

What is a draft message? (0:56)

Current Usage Survey Form

Gmail Basics (Approx 7 pages)

Gmail Differences (Appox 5 pages)

Drag and drop labels (1:44)

Set Up Email (Appox 6 Pages)

Not in Gmail (1 page)


2. Start sending mail
Learn how to Compose a New Email in Google Apps

Compose messages, add attachments, reply and forward, and print.

Sending, replying, and other basics

Import Contacts - With Lotus Notes (1 page)

Setting up Gmail Delegation (1:57)

Use Quick Links to save searches (2:51)

Gmail for Administrative Assistants (Approx 21 Pages)



3. Set things up

Set up your signature, and organize messages with labels and filters.

Create a signature, labels, and filters

Recommended Labs (Approx 4 Pages)

Gmail New Compose Window (2:05)

New Gmail compose experience (6 Pages)

Keyboard shortcuts and search operators (4 Slides)

Combined shortcuts: Old compose (4 Slides)

Gmail Google Product Forums

Our Gmail Blog.

Make the switch from Microsoft Outlook®
See how to accomplish the same tasks in Gmail that you did in Outlook. Print out this guide and keep it handy as you start using Gmail!

Life After Microsoft Outlook®


Make the switch from Lotus Notes®
See how to accomplish the same tasks in Gmail that you did in Lotus Notes. Print out this guide and keep it handy as you start using Gmail!

Life After Lotus Notes®

More about using Gmail...

Welcome to Gmail, when I setup your Google Account this is one of the first services you will probably use.  With Google Apps its the ability to get an email address with your company name but use all the services and infrastructure Google has made.  Gmail is one of them!


There are also many ways to get your old email imported into Gmail, please let us know when you sign up as an additional service or anytime you are subscribed to Google Apps.

Below are some videos, documents, and diagrams and some of the things that are Good To Know Learning Gmail.