Gmail revisited

Useful Settings:

Undo Send: Set a "Send cancellation period" in seconds. Delays sending an e-mail for the number of seconds you specify. When you send an e-mail, a yellow box pops up giving you the option of viewing the e-mail and cancelling sending it.

Default reply behaviour: Reply (only to the person who sent it) or Reply all to everyone who received it. This can be changed at the moment of sending.

Personal level indicators: Show indicators - Display an arrow ( › ) by messages sent to my address (not a mailing list), and a double arrow ( » ) by messages sent only to me.


Show markers by messages marked as important.

Accounts and Import:

Import Mail and contacts - from other e-mail providers.
Send mail as: Useful if you have several e-mail accounts, send it as if from another e-mail account.
Check email from other accounts: If you have multiple email accounts, you can check them in Gmail. You can choose from several options.
Grant access to your account: You can grant access to your Gmail account by adding a delegate. This person can read, send, and delete messages for you, but it is clear that the delegate is sending the e-mail, not you.

Some useful add-ons

Canned Responses
by Chad P
Once installed, there's a new menu item on the drop-down menu bottom right of the compose window to save or use a canned response. i.e. a standardised response such as "Thank you for your e-mail, the Club secretary will get back to you shortly"

Google Calendar gadget
by Ben K and Garry B
Adds a box in the left column which shows your Google Calendar. See upcoming events, locations and details.
Note: Must create your Google Calendars first ! -Note: you can have different calendars, shared calendars, Spanish holidays and weather etc. Day, Week Month etc.

Preview Pane
by Peter B & Michael K
Adds a preview pane like that in Outlook express and Thunderbird

Mark as Read Button
by Mark K
Adds a button to quickly mark messages as read

Gmail Offline:
You can read, respond to, and search your Gmail messages when you aren't connected to the Internet by installing the Gmail Offline app for Chrome.


Choose a photo or colour scheme for your gmail background. You can also use one of your "Google Photos" photos.


From main gmail page dropdown menu:

* Gmail
* Contacts
* Tasks (to do list)


* My Contacts: same as on a mobile phone
* Circles (Google Plus, not much used these days)
* Most Contacted
* Other Contacts: "The difference between My Contacts and Other Contacts is so subtle as to be indistinguishable.." Basically people you have contacted by e-mail.

From the More Dropdown menu, there are various options:

* Import - from another e-mail account
* Export - exports your contacts to a file and downloads it to your computer, so they can be imported into another e-mail account.
* Find and Merge duplicates - useful after you have imported contacts from another e-mail account and have loads of duplicates
* Restore contacts: any contacts deleted or merged over the last 30 days.

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