Lesson 4. Receiving and Reading Email

In this lesson, you learn how to receive, read, and reply to Gmail messages.

Reading an Email Message

Gmail automatically and frequently checks for new email messages sent to you, whenever your computer or mobile device is turned on and connected to the Internet. If you want to manually check for new messages, open your inbox and then click the Refresh button above the message list.

To view all messages you’ve received, click Inbox in the navigation sidebar and then click the tab you want to view. Your most important messages should be on the Primary tab; other messages might be on the Social, Promotions, Updates, or Forums tabs.

As shown in Figure 4.1, all unread messages are displayed in bold against ...

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