Monday, January 6, 2020

4 Basic Gmail Tips You Can Do

Chances are you have at least one email account. I'd even venture a guess you have more than one email. Email is an important part of communication these days and any time I find ways to make it easier, I jump on it.

I have used Gmail as my personal email for more than a decade so when my district switched over to Gmail last year, I was overjoyed! The biggest bonus for me was unlimited storage because we are a GSuite education domain

While doing research about Gmail, I came across the Time magazine article, "How Gmail Happened: The Inside Story of Its Launch 10 Years Ago" (published April 1, 2014). It is an interesting read about the creation of Gmail.

Today I want to share some basic, yet possibly overlooked tips that can go a long way in helping you organize and tame your email. Do you know how to create labels? Add color & emojis? How about adding a signature to the end of your email? Giving your email a theme? Check out the Slides below to find out these and a few other tips. 

Here is a link where you can make your own copy of "Basic Gmail Tips".

Feel free to share these Slides with others. 

I have a growing Wakelet collection dedicated to Gmail for items that I find useful and interesting. Be sure to check it out! There might be a nugget in there to help you, too!

In my next post, I'll be sharing more advanced tips. Is there something you'd like to know with Gmail? Share them with me on Twitter (@kiefersj), via email:, or in the comments below.


  1. Nice template. Love the envelope graphic and the use of triangles and ordering levels. Slides is such a great tool for graphics. I don't even use Google Drawings any more.

    1. I love Slides, too. I only use Drawings when I want to limit to one "mat". :)