Introduction to Gmail Gmail is a free email service provided by Google. In many ways, Gmail is like any other email service: You can send and receive emails, block spam, create an address book, and perform other basic email tasks. But it also has some more unique features that help make it one of the most popular online email services.
In this video you will learn some of the basic information that you will need to manage a Gmail account. As of 2023, Gmail has over 1.8 billion users, which send around 121 billion emails among them. There are many great features that Gmail has to offer and is one of the major cornerstones in the Google network.
How to reply to an email
This video explains more on how to manage a Gmail account, including how to reply to an email.
How to forward an email
This short lesson from Senior Classes Online continues this series on how to manage a Gmail account and covers how to forward an email.
How to add an attachment in Gmail
This Senior Classes Online video will cover all things involving Gmail attachments.
How to delete an email
To round out this Senior Classes Online: Gmail for Seniors Introductory course, you will learn how to delete an email.
Avoiding Spam and Phishing
Email is a wonderful communication tool. Unfortunately, it's also popular among scammers and cybercriminals. To protect yourself from email scams, malicious software, and identity theft, you'll need to understand how to identify and avoid potentially dangerous content in your inbox, including spam and phishing attempts.
Click on the first button below for an introduction to spam and phishing and some basic tips to protect yourself. The second button links to an article that offers the top phishing emails of 2020. Read examples of how scammers try to trick you into giving them your personal information via email. The last button is the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) tips for safeguarding your information. The FTC also provides information for what to do, in case you fear you have been scammed.
Email signatures can include quotes, titles, contact info, etc. This video reviews Gmail and explains how to add an email signature, change the theme on your Gmail account, and create labels and folders.
Archive and retrieve emails
This brief step-by-step tutorial goes through the steps to archive, mute, and/or retrieve email messages.