Sams Teach Yourself Gmail in 10 Minutes

Sams Teach Yourself Gmail in 10 Minutes

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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 solutionsCautions help you avoid common pitfallsNotes 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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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 134.62 x 208.28 x 17.78mm | 272.15g
  • Sams Publishing
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 0672333430
  • 9780672333439
  • 430,377

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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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Table of contents

Table of Contents Introduction 1 1 Essential Gmail 5Sending Email 6Formatting Your Email 7Saving Drafts 8Spellchecking Your Email 8Sending Attachments 9Setting a Vacation Response 10Receiving Email 11Archiving Email 12Starring Email 12Filtering Messages 13Deleting Messages 15Searching Your Email 15Advanced Searching 16Checking Sent Email 17Creating Contacts 18Sending Mail to Contacts 19Creating Groups of Contacts 20Editing a Contact 20Using Labels 21Reading Your Buzz 21Commenting on Buzz 22Getting Buzz in Your Inbox 23Posting Some Buzz 24Posting Some Buzz via Email 25Using Chat 25Contents Starting a Chat Session 25Using Emoticons in Chat 27Using Gmail Labs 27 2 Signing Up for Gmail 29Using an Acceptable Browser 30Creating a Gmail Account 31Signing In to Gmail 36Getting a Tour of Gmail 37Getting Email 41Replying to Email 43Going Mobile 44Setting Your Picture 48Creating a Profile 51 3 Composing Your Mail 55Gmail's Capabilities 55Composing Email 55Spellchecking Your Email 56Adding Cc's and Bcc's 57Setting Text Size 58Bolding, Italicizing, and Underlining Text 59Setting Fonts 61Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists 62Indenting Text 64Sending Links in Email 65Sending Plain Text 66Working Offline 66Setting Out of Office or Vacation Responses 71Saving a Draft of Your Mail 73Sending Attachments 73 4 Reading Your Mail 75Working in the Inbox 75Reading Mail 75Searching Your Mail 77Displaying Only Unread Mail 78Deleting Mail 80Replying to Mail 81Reading Your Sent Mail 82Starring Mail 83Handling Gmail Conversations 84Forwarding Mail 86Archiving Mail 87Reporting Spam 88Checking Your Mail 88Muting Conversations 89Filtering Your Mail 90Editing or Deleting a Filter 92 5 Organizing People Using Contacts and Groups 95All About Contacts 95Working 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 106Searching Contacts 107Importing Contacts 108 Creating a .csv File 109Using Existing Groups 111Creating a Group 112Emailing a Group 113Deleting a Group 114 6 Organizing Gmail Using Labels and Tasks 115Using 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 125Moving Mail Between Labels 127Adding Multiple Labels to a Message 127Using 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 135Starting the Buzz 136Following People in Buzz 137Reading Some Buzz 139Commenting on Buzz 139Editing Your Comments 142Deleting Your Comments 143Liking Posts 144Emailing Posts 145Using Buzz with Mobile Phones 146Reading Every Post from a Particular Person 147Searching Buzz 148Muting Buzz Posts 149Blocking Posters 150Seeing Who You're Following 151Finding More People to Follow 152"Unfollowing" People 153Reporting Abuse 153 8 Posting Your Buzz 155All About Posting Buzz 155Writing Some Buzz 155Making Posts Public 157Making Posts Private 158Replying Privately to Posts (@ Replies) 159Getting Buzzed in Your Inbox 160Editing Your Posts 162Posting by Email 163Posting Privately by Email 164Getting to Know Your Followers 166Posting Links to Online Articles to Buzz 166Posting Photos to Buzz 169Adding Captions to Your Photos 171Keeping Your Photos Private 172Posting Videos to Buzz 173 9 Using Chat 175How Chat Enhances the Gmail Experience 175Displaying a Chat Status 175Displaying a Custom Chat Status 177Posting Your Chat Status on Buzz 179Making Your Chat Status on Buzz Private 180Adding People to Your Chat List 181Getting Approval to Chat with Someone 181Approving Someone Else's Chat Invitations 182Starting a Chat 182Chatting with Someone 183Chatting in Free-standing Windows 185Using Emoticons in Chats 186Ending Chat Sessions 187Chatting in a Group 188Blocking People 189Adding Videos to a Chat Session 189Installing Video and Voice Chat 191Using Chat History 192Turning Off Chat History 193 10 Advanced Gmail 195Using Gmail Labs 195Turning Off Labs in an Emergency 196Adding Google Gadgets 197Authenticating Mail from Known Senders 198Using Custom Keyboard Shortcuts 199Changing the Default Text Styling 200Adding a Google Calendar 201Coordinating Google Docs 202Hiding Inbox Labels 204Forwarding Mail Automatically 205Using Your Email Program with POP 207Using Your Email Program with IMAP 208Troubleshooting 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
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About Steven Holzner

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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