Lesson 3. Composing Your Mail

This lesson is all about what most people think of first when it comes to email—composing and sending email.

Gmail’s Capabilities

As you’re going to see in this lesson, Gmail’s capabilities here are exceptionally good (another reason that millions of people use Gmail). You can not only do all that you’d expect—create emails, format them, cc and bcc people, add attachments, and so on—but you can also save drafts of emails, work offline, and spell check your emails.

Let’s jump in immediately.

Composing Email

The basic process of composing email is easy. Just follow these steps:

1. Click the Compose Mail link. The Mail Composer opens, as shown in Figure 3.1.

Figure 3.1 The Mail Composer.

2. Enter the email address ...

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