Email using Gmail.com

This 3-session course (each session is a 2 hours) plus an optional 4th session on Fri Sept 30th after lunch  is being taught starting Monday Sept 26th (see the Scheduled for all dates and times).

This is a separate 3-day follow-up course to Introduction to Computers but is for everyone who is new to email or just wants to get more out of email. In this course you will learn the basics, and then some, of email using a free online version of Google’s popular Gmail (gmail.com). Everyone will receive a gmail.com email address unless you already have one.

The first three sessions cover using Gmail in a browser and will be taught on the Castle Shannon Library computers. They all run from 10:15 am to 12:15 pm. The optional fourth session is at 1:30 pm on the last day and is for mobile devices with a Gmail app or with a Windows laptop with an email app that can access Gmail (not in a browser). This is a BYOD session.

When you sign up for this course, please make sure to let the library know if you will be attending the fourth session.

While this course uses gmail.com, the principles apply to almost every email program. Only the mechanics are different. You just need to look around to find them in a different email program.

We will cover email providers and programs, sending and receiving email, creating and using folders for email organization, email etiquette, privacy & security, sending, forwarding and replying to single and multiple recipients, using cc and bcc, creating and using the address book/contacts/people list, editing, deleting and restoring contacts and emails, setting up and sending to a contacts group, dealing with spam, sending and receiving attachments, and opening and saving attachments.

Why did we switch from teaching Outlook.com to Gmail? 1) The Gmail course curriculum is supported by Oasis and Outlook.com isn’t. 2) While the Gmail interface in a browser is more confusing that Outlook.com, many people now send and receive their email on their phone, tablet or in a separate program like Microsoft Outlook (not to be confused with Outlook.com). This mitigates the more confusing Gmail browser interface.

Already know how to do all these things? Congratulations! Ask me about becoming an Oasis Connections instructor.

If you already have an email address, please be sure that you know your ID and password before coming to class, or write them down to bring with you.

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