Your First Days

1  Explore the Gmail interface
Watch a video (4:47) Tour the Gmail interface. View new messages, perform message actions, chat with contacts online, and more.
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Click through this interactive Flash presentation to learn about Gmail from each part of its interface.

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2  Start sending mail
Sending, replying, and other Gmail basics
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Add recipients
Send attachments
Quick steps for how to compose messages, add attachments, reply and forward, and print messages.
3  See how Gmail is different
Life After Microsoft Outlook® Quickly learn to accomplish some of the same tasks in Gmail that you're used to doing in Microsoft Outlook®.

Conversations and Gmail innovations  An introduction to Gmail's unique mail management features, including conversation threads, archiving. stars and labels, and Google powered search.
What's not available in Gmail  A few features you might be used to in your old email application than aren't yet in Gmail.
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Conversations Search
Short video clips introducing some of Gmail's unique mail management features.
4   Set up your email
Create your signature, labels, and filters
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Create filters Using labels
Quick steps for organizing messages with labels and setting up other elements of your environment.

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Some useful information for advanced users:

Incoming server address:

Protocol: SSL

Incoming SSL Port: 993

Outgoing server address:

Protocol: TLS

Outgoing TLS Port: 587