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Gmail™ in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself, Second Edition by Michael Miller

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Lesson 1. How Gmail Works—And What It Does

In this lesson, you learn how web email works and gain a general overview of Gmail.

What Is Gmail?

Gmail is a free web-based email service from Google, the company that dominates online search. Gmail is one of Google’s many online services, and is linked to those services; you use a single Google account to access all of Google’s services, including Gmail.

As with any email service, you use Gmail to send and receive electronic mail (email) over the Internet. You access Gmail from any web browser, from any computer with an Internet connection. You can also access Gmail from mobile devices, including iPhones, iPads, and Android devices.

With more than 425 million users, Gmail is the largest web-based ...

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