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Whether you are new to Gmail or looking for answers. We hope this page and others like it will be useful to you. If you are looking for an answer that you don't find here, please use our Submit Your Question form.


                   



Introduction to the New Gmail Inbox Introduced May 2013

Please note: Google rolls out new features in phases. If you do not see the option yet, you will over the next few days or weeks.

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Overview of the Gmail Interface as of Feb. 2012

This 6 minute video provides an overview of the Gmail interface and the different features available with the new look. If you would like to view, print, or download the instructions covered in this video, CLICK HERE .

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Inbox Viewing Options

You have options on the order you view your emails. This 3 minute video demonstrates the options available to you.
If you would like to view, print, or download the instructions covered in this video CLICK HERE .

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Gmail Options - General Settings

This 8 minute video takes you through the General Settings section of Mail Settings. For printable instructions, please CLICK HERE .

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Gmail Options - Labels

June 2012 - Within the settings of Gmail you can manage your labels. This video demonstrates how to do that. For printable instructions, please CLICK HERE .

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Keyboard Shortcuts Are Your Friend

For many using keyboard shortcuts not only save time, but wear and tear on the wrist. This video shows how to turn on keyboard shortcuts and some of the most popular ones. For printed instructions, please CLICK HERE .

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Sharing Your Inbox with Another

May 2013 - Here are the steps to give permission to another person to access your inbox. CLICK HERE to access these steps

Sending on Behalf of Another

May 2012 - Do you need to send email on the behalf of another person? This video demonstrates the process to set up your APU Gmail to do that without accessing the other person's inbox. For printable instructions, please CLICK HERE .

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Working with Canned Responses

Do you ever find that you are typing the same information over and over in your emails? Canned Responses allow you to quickly insert blocks of text. For printable instructions, please CLICK HERE .

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Combining Multiple Gmail Contacts into One

Do you find that you have multiple contacts for the same individual? This video shows how to find and merge duplicates. For printable instructions, please CLICK HERE .

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Using the Advanced Search in Gmail

Not only did Google change the look and feel of Gmail with the 2011 interface change, but they changed the Advanced Search feature as well. This tutorial shows how to get the most out of your search. For printable instructions, please CLICK HERE .

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Enhanced Gmail Search Includes Docs and Sites

May 2012 - APU Gmail has the ability to search Docs and Sites on a Gmail Search. 

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Enhanced Gmail Search on Email Address

May 2012 - Google enhanced the Gmail search function to include contact information when you search by an email address. 

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Creating and Using Gmail Labels

This video covers the philosophy of Gmail labels, as well as how to create and use these labels. For printable instructions, please CLICK HERE .

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Working and Managing with Labels

You may find that you've changed your mind on how you want to organize your labels. This tutorial shows how to apply a new label to a single or group of emails as well as remove the old label. For printable instructions, please CLICK HERE.

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Creating a Gmail Filter 

Filters allow you to organize your emails and make you more efficient. This video demonstrates the basics of creating Gmail filters with the new interface. For printed instructions, please CLICK HERE .

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Forwarding Emails Based on a Filter

June 2012 - This video demonstrates how to forward messages based on a filter. For printable instructions, please CLICK HERE.

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Email Announcements Created in Publisher or Word

If you like to send out email that are created in Publisher or Word here is the best steps to send them out through Gmail. For printed instructions, please CLICK HERE.

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Inserting Images into Your Emails

This tutorials talks about how to insert and copy/paste images into an email. Please Note: This only works with Google Chrome. AND  Firefox as long as the images or JPEGs or PNG files. For printed instructions, please CLICK HERE .


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Creating a "Masked" Hyperlink in an Email

Rather than have a long hyperlink in your email you can "mask" the link with text such as "Click here" This video shows how to do this quickly and easily. For printed instructions, please CLICK HERE .

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Saving an Email as a Document

There are some emails that just need to be saved offline onto the local machine. This video demonstrates how to do that by utilizing a Google Lab. For printable instructions, please CLICK HERE.

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Creating Follow Up For Sent Email

Do you send emails that you need to make sure to follow up with the recipient to get information? The video shows you how to use Gmail labels to do just that. For printable instructions, please CLICK HERE.

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Changing the Default Font for You Emails

Ever get tired of using sans serif for all your emails? This video shows you how to change your default font with a Google Lab. For printable instructions, please CLICK HERE.

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Forwarding APU Gmail to a Personal Account

Many of you have multiple email accounts and having them feed into one account is very helpful. This document outlines the steps to forward APU Gmail to another account. If your personal account is also a Gmail or Google Apps account you can easily set up your personal Gmail so that it seamlessly works with your APU Gmail. 

Advanced Search with the New Interface

A quick look at the Advanced Search feature in the new Gmail Mail Interface. For printable instructions, please CLICK HERE



Creating a Custom Theme in Gmail

June 2012 Google introduced custom themes for your Gmail. This short video shows you how to set them up. It's quick and easy!
For printable instructions, please CLICK HERE

Email Images through Gmail

This tutorial shows how to insert images into your email. For printable instructions, please CLICK HERE



General Settings for Gmail

This video takes you through the General tab of the Mail Settings. For printable instructions, please CLICK HERE




New Google Compose Window

This video goes over the new features of the Gmail Compose windows. For printable instructions, please CLICK HERE


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