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    Gmail Tips

    Here are some quick tricks to make you a power Gmail user!

      

    Undo Send

    Did you send an email to the entire school that you meant to send to your friend? Or did you forget to include an attachment? Don't worry, Enabling the Undo Send lab will allow you to retract your message for up to 30 seconds after sending.

     

    To enable Undo Send:

    1.Click the gear in the top right of your Gmail screen.

    2.Select Settings.

    3.Click the Labs tab.

    4.Find the "Undo Send" lab and select the Enable radio button.

    5.Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.

    Canned Responses

    Save tons of time by creating canned responses to use when you need to send similar email responses out to a number of people over time.

    1.Click the gear in the top right of your Gmail screen.

    2.Select Settings.

    3.Click the Labs tab.

    4.Find the "Canned Responses" lab, enable it, and save.

    To create a canned response:

    1.Click "Compose" to create a new email.

    2.Type the canned email. Consider bolding or highlighting anything that will have to be changed in future versions of the response. 

    3.Under the Subject heading of the email, click "Canned responses" in blue text.

    4.Click "New canned response" and name your response.

    To use a canned response:

    1.Click on "Compose."

    2.Click on "Canned responses."

    3.Click on the name of the response you'd like to use.

    4.Change any information in the response that needs to be modified.

    5.Send the email.

    Get to Know Who You're Emailing

    Add the free Rapportive app to your Gmail and see details from Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter next to your contacts' profiles. This can be really handy if you email to a lot of people that you don't know that well. And the app doesn't slow your Gmail down at all.

     

    Schedule Your Emails

    Another free tool to add on to Gmail is Boomerang, which allows you to schedule emails to send at a later time. The app also reminds you to follow up important messages after a certain period of time if you haven't had a response.