Sams Teach Yourself Gmail in 10 Minutes

Sams Teach Yourself Gmail in 10 Minutes

Paperback Sams Teach Yourself...in 10 Minutes (Paperback)

By (author) Steven Holzner

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  • Publisher: Sams Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 208mm x 18mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 15 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Indianapolis
  • ISBN 10: 0672333430
  • ISBN 13: 9780672333439
  • Sales rank: 454,839

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Sams Teach Yourself Gmail in 10 Minutes gives you straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through its 10-minute lessons, you'll learn how to take complete control over your email-and communicate with anyone, anywhere-quickly and easily! Tips point out shortcuts and solutions Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls Notes provide additional information 10 minutes is all you need to learn how to...* Create, format, send, read, and manage messages * Save time with Gmail's best productivity shortcuts * Organize all your email with a few clicks * Quickly find any message with Google's powerful search tools * Instantly create contacts and quickly send messages to them * Deliver mass mailings to groups of contacts * Stay connected with friends using built-in Google Buzz social networking * Have instant online conversations with built-in Google Chat * Improve email efficiency with automatic forwarding and vacation autoresponder * Use Gmail even when you're not connected to the Internet

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Steven Holzner is the award-winning author of more than 100 books, specializingin online topics like Google Buzz. He's been a contributing editor of PC Magazine and has specialized in online computing for many years. His books have sold more than 2.5 million copies and have been translated into 18 languages. Steve graduated from MIT and earned his PhD at Cornell. He's been a very popular member of the faculty at both MIT and Cornell, teaching thousands of students over the years. He also runs his own software company and teaches weeklong classes to corporate programmers around the country.

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"Sams Teach Yourself Gmail in 10 Minutes" gives you straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through its 10-minute lessons, you'll learn how to take complete control over your email-and communicate with anyone, anywhere-quickly and easily! Tips point out shortcuts and solutions Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls Notes provide additional information 10 minutes is all you need to learn how to... Create, format, send, read, and manage messages Save time with Gmail's best productivity shortcuts Organize all your email with a few clicks Quickly find any message with Google's powerful search tools Instantly create contacts and quickly send messages to them Deliver mass mailings to groups of contacts Stay connected with friends using built-in Google Buzz social networking Have instant online conversations with built-in Google Chat Improve email efficiency with automatic forwarding and vacation autoresponder Use Gmail even when you're not connected to the Internet

Table of contents

Table of Contents Introduction 1 1 Essential Gmail 5 Sending Email 6 Formatting Your Email 7 Saving Drafts 8 Spellchecking Your Email 8 Sending Attachments 9 Setting a Vacation Response 10 Receiving Email 11 Archiving Email 12 Starring Email 12 Filtering Messages 13 Deleting Messages 15 Searching Your Email 15 Advanced Searching 16 Checking Sent Email 17 Creating Contacts 18 Sending Mail to Contacts 19 Creating Groups of Contacts 20 Editing a Contact 20 Using Labels 21 Reading Your Buzz 21 Commenting on Buzz 22 Getting Buzz in Your Inbox 23 Posting Some Buzz 24 Posting Some Buzz via Email 25 Using Chat 25 Contents Starting a Chat Session 25 Using Emoticons in Chat 27 Using Gmail Labs 27 2 Signing Up for Gmail 29 Using an Acceptable Browser 30 Creating a Gmail Account 31 Signing In to Gmail 36 Getting a Tour of Gmail 37 Getting Email 41 Replying to Email 43 Going Mobile 44 Setting Your Picture 48 Creating a Profile 51 3 Composing Your Mail 55 Gmail's Capabilities 55 Composing Email 55 Spellchecking Your Email 56 Adding Cc's and Bcc's 57 Setting Text Size 58 Bolding, Italicizing, and Underlining Text 59 Setting Fonts 61 Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists 62 Indenting Text 64 Sending Links in Email 65 Sending Plain Text 66 Working Offline 66 Setting Out of Office or Vacation Responses 71 Saving a Draft of Your Mail 73 Sending Attachments 73 4 Reading Your Mail 75 Working in the Inbox 75 Reading Mail 75 Searching Your Mail 77 Displaying Only Unread Mail 78 Deleting Mail 80 Replying to Mail 81 Reading Your Sent Mail 82 Starring Mail 83 Handling Gmail Conversations 84 Forwarding Mail 86 Archiving Mail 87 Reporting Spam 88 Checking Your Mail 88 Muting Conversations 89 Filtering Your Mail 90 Editing or Deleting a Filter 92 5 Organizing People Using Contacts and Groups 95 All About Contacts 95 Working with Contacts 95 Creating a Contact 98 Emailing a Contact from a Contact Page 99 Emailing a Contact Using Autocomplete 99 Moving Contacts from All Contacts to My Contacts 100 Editing a Contact 101 Deleting a Contact 102 Setting a Contact's Photo 103 Deleting Duplicate Contacts 106 Searching Contacts 107 Importing Contacts 108 Creating a .csv File 109 Using Existing Groups 111 Creating a Group 112 Emailing a Group 113 Deleting a Group 114 6 Organizing Gmail Using Labels and Tasks 115 Using Labels 115 Applying Labels to Messages 116 Removing Labels from Messages 117 Creating New Labels 118 Sorting Mail by Labels 120 Editing Labels 121 Organizing Labels 122 Deleting Labels 123 Changing Label Colors 124 Searching Using Labels 125 Moving Mail Between Labels 127 Adding Multiple Labels to a Message 127 Using Tasks 128 Creating a Task 130 Create Subtasks 131 Checking Off Tasks 132 Moving a Task 133 Printing Tasks 134 7 Getting Some Buzz in Gmail 135 Starting the Buzz 136 Following People in Buzz 137 Reading Some Buzz 139 Commenting on Buzz 139 Editing Your Comments 142 Deleting Your Comments 143 Liking Posts 144 Emailing Posts 145 Using Buzz with Mobile Phones 146 Reading Every Post from a Particular Person 147 Searching Buzz 148 Muting Buzz Posts 149 Blocking Posters 150 Seeing Who You're Following 151 Finding More People to Follow 152 "Unfollowing" People 153 Reporting Abuse 153 8 Posting Your Buzz 155 All About Posting Buzz 155 Writing Some Buzz 155 Making Posts Public 157 Making Posts Private 158 Replying Privately to Posts (@ Replies) 159 Getting Buzzed in Your Inbox 160 Editing Your Posts 162 Posting by Email 163 Posting Privately by Email 164 Getting to Know Your Followers 166 Posting Links to Online Articles to Buzz 166 Posting Photos to Buzz 169 Adding Captions to Your Photos 171 Keeping Your Photos Private 172 Posting Videos to Buzz 173 9 Using Chat 175 How Chat Enhances the Gmail Experience 175 Displaying a Chat Status 175 Displaying a Custom Chat Status 177 Posting Your Chat Status on Buzz 179 Making Your Chat Status on Buzz Private 180 Adding People to Your Chat List 181 Getting Approval to Chat with Someone 181 Approving Someone Else's Chat Invitations 182 Starting a Chat 182 Chatting with Someone 183 Chatting in Free-standing Windows 185 Using Emoticons in Chats 186 Ending Chat Sessions 187 Chatting in a Group 188 Blocking People 189 Adding Videos to a Chat Session 189 Installing Video and Voice Chat 191 Using Chat History 192 Turning Off Chat History 193 10 Advanced Gmail 195 Using Gmail Labs 195 Turning Off Labs in an Emergency 196 Adding Google Gadgets 197 Authenticating Mail from Known Senders 198 Using Custom Keyboard Shortcuts 199 Changing the Default Text Styling 200 Adding a Google Calendar 201 Coordinating Google Docs 202 Hiding Inbox Labels 204 Forwarding Mail Automatically 205 Using Your Email Program with POP 207 Using Your Email Program with IMAP 208 Troubleshooting Gmail 209 I Can't Get into My Account 209 My Messages Are Missing 211 My Messages Are Not Being Downloaded by POP or IMAP 211 Chat Doesn't Appear in Gmail 212 Attachments Don't Download 213 I Get a Message About My Browser's "Cookie Functionality" 214 Index 215