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Google Series Part 1: gmail Part 2: maps Part 3: talk Part 4: earth Part 5: books Part 6: picasa Part 7: sites Part x: ?
gmail Google Series Part 1 David J Young firstname.lastname@example.org
Using gmail Works in any browser User experience better in some browsers than others I use Googles Chrome browser FAST!! Get the most screen real estate for content REALLY FAST!!!! Drag tabs in or out of window REALLY, its FAST!! Duplicate tabs
Google Apps vs GoogleApps Google calls an application a product gmail is a Google App Not to be confused with GoogleApps GoogleApps is a bundling of gmail calendar sites docs AND it uses your DNS Domain (NOT @gmail.com)
A comparison PROS Accessible anywhere Search capabilities Excellent SPAM filter Mobile device integration LOTS of space Labels Filters Stars Free CONS Privacy Mail is not under your control Must be connected 24 hour lockdowns Only one gmail acct at a time (except for GoogleApps)
Philosophy No folders Mailbox is flat New labs feature allows hierarchical labels Messages are tagged System User Messages are threaded
Gmail basics Conversation view Labels instead of folders Archive instead of delete Chat & video chat
Conversation View Back and forth conversations are kept together Reply(s) use same subject To change Subject, you must Forward
Labels Labels are used instead of folders Labels do everything a folder does… and more Messages can have more than 1 label You can simply label conversations or Move conversations into a label Labels can be colored so your mail stands out Labels are ordered alphabetically in inbox
Archive Removes from your inbox Keeps your inbox clean
gmail Limitations web client does not support return receipt header priority mail header Will not display web page (HTML) correctly if it uses internal or external style sheets. Must use inline styles.
Filters Define actions how gmail handles incoming messages Star email from important people Label certain email messages as they come in Forward email from a specific user to another mailbox Delete mail based on specified criteria Think of filters as rules
Chats Automatic history Built into gmail GoogleTalk is not necessary