3: Gmail

Let's verify your email account works and go over some features.

Make sure you can login to your school email. After you enter your @gilmour.org address, you will be redirected to Microsoft page to sign in.

Theme

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.

Options

Gmail has loads of helpful options to explore. We'll just take a look at three important ones for now.

Categories

Don't let your inbox get overwhelmed. Google can help auto-sort

Delayed Send

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.

Signature

It's in your settings just below the option shown above. Take a moment to set it up. Keep it simple.

Professionalism

  1. All emails should include a salutation and a signature

  2. Avoid sending emails at odd hours when you can schedule an email to be sent later

  3. Do not use tabs to indent lines

  4. Add a blank line between paragraphs

Don't know how to look and sound professional when writing an email? Check out this guide.