HSD Google Gmail ...YAY!

login to Gmail using your HSD email address and your Google Apps password

Gmail offers many benefits; here are a few!
  • Unlimited Storage Space! If you don't like deciding which email to keep and which to delete, now you can keep them all--forever!
  • Accessible Anywhere! Easily add your email to your personal mobile devices.
  • Apps Integration! Gmail works with the entire Google Apps for Education (GAFE) suite. This means collaborating, inspiring, and organizing just got easier. 
  • Support Options! You're no longer limited to our district internal support. With Gmail comes a wealth of online resources and support features. In fact, we're putting many of those resources in your hands right on this site!
  • Great Features! Gmail's features include its labeling system, searchability, filters, themes, threaded or non-threaded conversations.
  • Communication and Collaboration! Gmail, along with the entire GAFE suite, includes directory searching. This allows you to easily reach out to students, staff, and teachers alike.

Without a doubt, absolutely THE BEST place to begin...
This introductory self-guided tour will acquaint you with key features and functionality to maximize Gmail's use.

The Compose Window
The new compose window has a slick new feature which allows for working with multiple messages at once.

The Inbox has Gone Google. Again.
The new Gmail inbox now allows you to choose which message categories to show as inbox tabs. 
Click the Gear in the upper right and go to Configure Inbox, where you'll find tab selections:
  • Social 
  • Promotions
  • Updates
  • Forums 
  • And one tab for the mail you really, really want: Primary


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