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Become a Gmail Ninja



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Activity One: Create a label

  • Creating a label is like adding post-it notes to your email messages.  You can do this to help organize your mail.  It's like folders, but it's better than that because you can add messages to multiple labels.  
  • Please create two-three different labels that will help you organize your email.  

Activity Two: Create a filter

  • Filters can be event more powerful as it can help you to do things as message enter your email.  Based on specific criteria, you can assign a label automatically, you can forward it to someone, mark it as read.  

Activity Three: Make contact with your contacts

  • Contact groups allow you to organize the people you email frequently.  Explore the possibilities of creating groups, as they will operate very simliar to a distribution list. 
Activity Four: Search like you've never done before...

  • Use some of the search features found here to search for some different things inside your Gmail. It's easy, effective and fun! Special thanks to Alice Keeler for creating this great cheat sheet.  
Activity Five: Chat away

  • With built-in Google chat, the capability to "talk" with others is instantly available.  Find some other people in the room to chat with and use this as a means to share quick ideas.  You can even "call" them or video chat with them too!   

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Apps CT Study Tips: 
  1. Understand key differences from Outlook.
  2. Master connecting accounts
  3. Understand personalization options.
    • Signature
    • Vacation responder
    • Themes
    • Inbox views
  4. Understand the difference between global and local groups. 
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Mark Hammons,
Aug 13, 2012, 4:45 PM
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