Gmail Guide

Sending e-mails

Although e-mail accounts nowadays allow for a wide range of services, the primary function is to write and send e-mail messages. So, this module addresses different ways of sending emails and you will know how to:
• Send an email;
• Send email to multiple recipients;
• Attach files to an e-mail message

How to send an e-mail

Before sending emails you need to sign in by going to the Gmail page at https://www.gmail.com/ and entering your Gmail login credentials. If you do not remember this step again check the Start and End Session module in Gmail. After starting the session, you should move the mouse pointer to the Compose button at the top of the side menu (highlighted in figure 1), and left-click. In the lower right hand corner of the Internet browser, a window with a set of text boxes for writing the e-mail message will appear (see figure 2), and the cursor is automatically fixed in the "To" text box (highlighted 1 in the figure 2). This is where the recipient of the message is to be inserted, and taking into account that the cursor is already fixed in the text box, you can enter the email address of the person to whom you want to send the message via the keyboard (if for some reason the cursor is not fixed in the "To" text box, move the mouse pointer to it, and left-click the mouse before typing the e-mail address).

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When you complete this step, you must enter the subject of the e-mail message. To do this, move the mouse pointer to the Subject text box (highlight 2 in figure 2) and click the left mouse button to set the cursor. Then enter the subject of the e-mail with the keyboard. After entering the subject, you should write the e-mail message itself. To insert the message, you must first move the mouse pointer to the message text box (highlight 3 in figure 2) and click the left mouse button. Now you can write the e-mail message by typing it on the keyboard. At the end, after typing all the content of the message you must send it by moving the mouse pointer to the Send button (highlight 4 in figure 2) and left-clicking.

Send email to multiple recipients

In addition to sending e-mail messages to a recipient, you can do so for multiple recipients. The steps to perform this action are identical to those described above with the difference in the insertion of the recipients' addresses. Let's see. To begin, you should start writing a new e-mail message by dragging the mouse pointer to the Compose button at the top of the side menu (highlighted in Figure 1), and left-clicking. A window will appear again in the lower right corner of your Internet browser so you can write the email. This time, and since you want to send the email to multiple users, we will not use the "To" option, but another option called Bcc. Notice! Although both options can be used (Para and Bcc), these differ in one essential aspect, privacy. If you send an e-mail message to multiple users using the option All recipients of the message will receive the e-mail addresses of the other recipients, as they may not know each other, you should avoid the "To" option in order not to share data personal information (e-mail address) without the knowledge and consent of the person. Using the Bcc option this no longer happens, that is, each recipient will receive the e-mail message sent to him but will not receive information that other people have also received the message and thus do not have access to the e-mail address of the other recipients. To access the Bcc option, you must move the mouse pointer to the Bcc link (highlighted in figure 3) and click the left mouse button.

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Attach files to an e-mail message

When you send an email, you can, along with the text of the message, send files (documents, pictures, videos, etc.). This can be done in any e-mail message, be it a new message, a reply to an incoming message, or a forwarding of a message to another recipient (s). Making an analogy with traditional mail, in an envelope, along with a letter, you can send photographs, photocopies of documents, etc. These attachments can be sent to one or more recipients, such as a text-only email. To send files, you must repeat the steps described above, namely create a new message (using the Compose button), enter the recipient's email address, the subject and the text of the message message. At the end, before sending the message you must choose the file (s) to attach to the message. To attach a file, you must move the mouse pointer to the button (highlighted in Figure 5) and click. After the click, a Windows explorer window will appear so that you can choose the file (s) you want to attach to the e-mail message. If you are having difficulty using Windows Explorer, see the Getting to Know the Windows Operating System (or view the video in this step). When you have finished appending the file (s) you want to send the e-mail, just move the mouse pointer to the Send button and left-click.