Today I studied “GMail Essential Training.”
It’s a short, self-paced video training course lasting just under two hours.
Admittedly I don’t really need to study this, and most of it was a bit basic. This course is really aimed at someone who has never touched any kind of email client before and is not comfortable working on a computer.
The only thing I learned how to do, that I never knew before, was how to create an out-of-office/vacation auto-responder.
The reason I didn’t know how to do that?
I’ve never had to create one before and detest those damn things anyway.
Topics I Studied
Changing themes and inbox types
Composing and drafting new messages
Replying and forwarding messages
Working with attachments
Inserting images into messages
Viewing sent messages, messages you’ve trashed and messages that were automatically flagged as spam
Quick action buttons
Muting conversations you are no longer interested in
Working with multiple messages
Labelling messages and conversations
Moving messages from the inbox to other folders
Archiving and deleting old messages
Adding stars to messages to organise them visually
Creating filters to automatically process messages
Managing labels you use for identifying messages
Searching through your heap of messages
Making use of advanced search operators
Adding other non-gmail email accounts to gmail
Configuring desktop alerts and notifications
Organising your contacts in to groups
Using Google chat including video chat
Creating an auto-responder
Creating an email signature
Configuring gmail to work on mobile devices
Configuring gmail to work with desktop clients
1. Demonstrate a full understanding of the knowledge, techniques and skills required to use GMail in a personal setting.
2. Use keyboard shortcuts to navigate the user interface
3. Filter and sort email both manually and automatically
4. Combine both GMail accounts and traditional POP3 email accounts into a single client
5. Compose and send emails and message through GMail
6. Manage contacts and contact groups