Make sure you can login to your school email. Notice how entering your @gilmour.org address takes you over to a Microsoft page to sign in. We told you why that happens back on the first step.
Not only is a theme helpful in keeping your spirits up, it also allows you to quickly distinguish your inbox from your friend's or, if you have one, from your personal Gmail account.
Google has a built-in chat service to Gmail. It's grown into its own app called Hangouts. You should get this on your phone.
Gmail has loads of helpful options to explore. We'll just take a look at three important ones for now.
It'll happen sooner or later: You'll hit sent by mistake. This features holds your email for 30 seconds to give you a moment to undo the send and finish writing your email.
It's in your settings just below the option shown above. Take a moment to set it up. Keep it simple.
All emails should include a salutation and a signature. Just a simple "Hello," at the start and a "Thanks," at the end is always a solid play.
Avoid sending emails at odd hours. Right by the send button is a feature where you can schedule an email to be sent later. Don't risk dinging someone's phone if it's not needed. Be a hero.
Do not use tabs to indent lines. That was a technique made to avoid adding lines and it doesn't make much sense in an electronic medium where a blank line doesn't mean more paper.
Add a blank line between paragraphs. Big blocks of text freak people out and should be avoided.
Don't know how to look and sound professional when writing an email? Check out this guide.