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Gmail (mail.google.com) wasn’t the first free, ad-supported, Web-based email service, but it has certainly become one of the more popular options. Invented and maintained by Google, Gmail started out with a bit of exclusivity cachet because would-be users had to wait for existing users to extend them a precious invitation. Today, however, anyone can sign up.
Like its competitors Hotmail (www.hotmail.com) and Yahoo! Mail (mail.yahoo.com), you access Gmail with your Internet browser instead of an email client installed on your PC, such as Microsoft Outlook or Windows Mail. Because Gmail is Web-based, it’s easier to set up than these traditional messaging applications. More importantly, you’ll be able to easily access your Gmail inbox from any computer or Web-enabled phone, with virtually any browser, anywhere you are.
Gmail is generally reliable, but the service has suffered its share of temporary outages over the years. Fortunately, according to 2008 data from Google, the service is only unavailable for an average of about 10 to 15 minutes per month. Of course, Gmail is also inaccessible if your Internet connection is down—but that goes for most other types of email, too.
In this article, we’ll give you a quick tour of Gmail’s major features. After that, we’ll walk you through common tasks such as setting up your own Gmail account, as well as reading, sending, and organizing messages.
As with Google’s home page (www.google.com), Gmail has a distinctive look. Gmail shares its parent’s white background and colorful fonts, although its interface is busier than the one for Google’s search engine. At first, Gmail can be a little confusing for new users who are used to other email applications or services. Still, it doesn’t take long to acclimate yourself to its quirks.
Gmail, like other browser-based email services, is accessible from any PC, Mac, or Internet-enabled cell phone.
The inbox is the first thing you’ll see after you log in to your Gmail account (see the “How To. . .” section below for directions on how to create one). The biggest part of the interface shows you the email awaiting you, sorted by the date and time of the arrival of the initial message in each thread (a series of related messages sent using primarily the Reply or Reply To All commands). Messages you haven’t read yet appear in bold.
Each message entry lists the sender, plus a few additional participants in the thread, if any; the subject line; and a few words from the beginning of the most recent email in the thread. Unlike most email apps, Gmail doesn’t add a new entry at the top of the inbox for every received message. Instead, new mail causes the existing entry to reappear in bold as an unread message.
Gmail periodically updates its display to show new mail, but you can click its Refresh link to check anytime. If you have several pages of emails in your inbox, click the Older or Oldest links to view threads started days or weeks ago.
If you need to find a specific message, use the Search Mail button at the top of the window. Type a search term in the adjacent field, such as Mom, and click Search Mail. Gmail will almost instantaneously produce a list of messages with the word “Mom” in them.
Along the top of the inbox are a few buttons, such as Delete and Report Spam. At this point, these buttons apply only to message threads that you’ve selected by clicking their checkboxes. For example, if you put a check mark in the first thread’s box and then click Report Spam, you’ll simultaneously tell Gmail’s junk mail filter to reconsider the message and send it to Gmail’s Spam folder.
Gmail’s inbox displays email by threads instead of individual messages, so it can show you more conversations on a single page than most email clients or services.
Speaking of folders, you'll find typical email categories along the left side of the screen. These include Inbox, Sent Mail, Trash for deleted messages, Drafts for messages you've composed but haven't sent, and others. Gmail calls these Labels, but they act much like the folders in other email clients.
Under the labels, the Contacts link leads to Gmail’s address book feature. Farther down is a Chat section in which you can initiate an IM (instant messaging) session with other Gmail contacts currently logged in to their accounts.
How To. . .
Time to dig into those common Gmail tasks we mentioned. Here are some step-by-step instructions to help you get started.
Set up an account. If you don’t yet have a Gmail address, point your browser to mail.google.com. Next, click Create An Account. You’ll need to fill in the fields in the Get Started With Gmail online form.
It’s easy to sign up for a Gmail account. Google even helps you pick a strong password.
After you enter your first and last name, type in a Desired Login Name. This is the place to enter the username you would like to use for your Gmail address, as in firstname.lastname@example.org (leave out the @gmail.com part). Next, click Check Availability to see whether someone else has already claimed that username for his own. If not, congratulations.
Next, enter a password. It must be at least eight characters long and can have letters, numbers, and other characters. The more varied your password, the better; with the Password Strength graphic, Gmail attempts to show you how difficult your password would be to crack.
If you want to automatically log in to Gmail whenever you visit it, leave the Stay Signed In box checked. If you would rather keep your inbox private, such as on a PC with multiple users, uncheck the box. As for the Enable Web History option—which is selected by default to let Google track your browsing history in order to give you more relevant search results (and ads)—you might want to click the Learn More link before you make a decision.
The Security Question you choose will help Google authenticate you when you’ve forgotten your Gmail password. Choose among the proffered questions or click Write My Own Question and type it in. When you’re ready, type its Answer in the next field. The Secondary Email field lets you specify where Google should send the password reminder, assuming you have another email account.
Next, if you can read the distorted letters in the Word Verification area’s Captcha, type them in the field next to the wheelchair accessibility icon. The Captcha’s purpose is to reduce the chances of spammers using software to automatically sign up for Gmail accounts.
Finally, read the Google Terms Of Service and click I Accept. Create My Account.
Log in. If you didn’t leave the Stay Signed In checkbox enabled when you signed up for your Gmail account, you’ll need to log in to your first session at mail.google.com. In the blue Sign In To Gmail With Your Google Account box, type your username (not your whole email address) and password in the indicated fields. Next, click Sign In.
Read email. Gmail’s reading pane layout can give you pause at first. Once you get used to it, however, you may appreciate how space-saving and convenient it is.
Hope this is of some help. Bud
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