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How to compose an email message in gmail.

This tutorial assumes that you are already logged in to Gmail.

Now let's learn how to compose an email message in Gmail.

To start writing a new message, click Compose.

Clicking the two way arrow icon will allow you to compose your message in a new window.

Use the To field to specify who should receive your message.

Gmail will suggest possible recipients from your Contacts as you type. If you see the correct person, simply click on their name...

...and they will automatically be added to the list. If you wish to add additional recipients, seperate them with a comma.

If you prefer, you can choose from your Contacts list instead of using the autofind functionality.

Click the To link and your Contacts will show up in a new window.

Select a Contacts category.

Click the Select All check box if you want to select all of the contacts.

You can also search through your contacts using the search box.

Or, simply choose one contact at a time.

We don't need to send this email to the same person twice, so let's remove the duplicate entry. Simply click X near the contact...

...and the entry disappears from the list.

When finished, click Select.

You can also add Carbon Copy and Blind Carbon Copy recipients in a similar fashion.

Click the Cc and Bcc buttons accordingly to use this functionality.

Carbon copy is meant for listing additional recipients who should not be a primary recipient of this email.

The only difference between that and a Blind Carbon Copy is that everyone who gets the email will know who is in the Cc list...

... while the Bcc list will not be visible to anyone.

If you have more than one gmail account, you can choose which account you want this message sent FROM...

... by clicking the the down arrow in the From field.

Now, let's give our message a Subject.

If you'd like to Attach a File, click the Attach files icon at the bottom.

Now let's write the body of the message.

Notice that a message has appeared down at the bottom of the email window informing you that your email in progress...

... has been auto-saved. Gmail automatically saves a draft of your email every few seconds.

All drafts can be accessed by clicking Drafts option in the menu.

Use the menu bar at the bottom to apply formatting to your text...

... or to insert an emotion, an image...

... a hyperlink or a file from Google drive.

If you ever question the purpose of button in the formatting bar, you can hover your mouse over the button to see its title.

You may also want to use Gmail's spellcheck feature. Just click the down arrow at the bottom for spell check.

Words that have been spelled incorrectly, if any, will be highlighted in yellow.

If you no longer wish to send this message, click the Trash icon at the bottom to Discard.

Otherwise, press the Send button.

Your message has now been sent.

Click View Message to see it.

You can also find this message in the Sent Mail folder, along with any other message you've sent using Gmail.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to compose and send a message using Gmail.

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