This page has been robot translated, sorry for typos if any. Original content here.

Fine tune gmail mailbox

Тонкая настройка почтового ящика gmail

Now I do not know a single person who would not have an email. Many, not even one box.

As it turned out, choosing a mail service is not enough, you also need to configure the mailbox so that it is convenient to work with it.

This article describes how to make the initial settings in your gmail inbox to make it more convenient. And most importantly, these are not some complex global settings, but elementary ones, which will take you no more than 2 minutes.

By the way, if now you have mail on Yandex, mail.ru or somewhere else, I advise you to switch to gmail as soon as possible. You will later understand why only a mailbox from Gmail is suitable for an MLM business. In the beginning, gmail may not seem very convenient to you, it's just because you changed the habit. But after a week, a maximum of two, you will not understand how you used to use other mail services. In one of the next article, I will tell you how to make the transition from another e-mail address to gmail completely painless, with all emails and contacts saved. And even, you can send letters from gmail from your past address.

In addition, there will be an explanation - how to combine all your mailboxes on one gmail account.

So, let's start setting up the mailbox . We go to gmail.com and register. Next, we get into the email interface of our email itself. The view is presented in the picture (the username and chat name are smeared in the screenshot):

Тонкая настройка почтового ящика gmail
Gmail inbox after registration - no settings

We begin to configure. The first thing we do is click on the gear at the top right and make the mail interface compact. We look at what happened:

Тонкая настройка почтового ящика gmail
Compact gmail view

Now change the subject. Again, click on the gear, select “Themes”, and select the theme “High Contrast”.

Next we will work with the settings. Again, click on the gear and select the settings:

Replace the icons with text buttons:

  Settings - General - Button shortcuts: select “text”, click “Save Changes”. 

Turn off the display of unnecessary shortcuts in the left menu:

  Settings - Shortcuts:
	 put “no” on the following lines: Important, Circles, Personal, Travel
	 put “yes, if there are unread” - Marked
	

As a result, the following should appear on the left of the menu: Inbox, Starred, Sent

Personal, Receipts, Travel, Work shortcuts can be removed altogether so as not to interfere.

Disable Chat

  Settings - Chat: check the box “Disable chat” 

We remove advertising

  Settings - Web Clips: uncheck “Show my web clippings over inbox” 

We look at our intermediate changes:

Тонкая настройка почтового ящика gmail
Intermediate changes in gmail

We configure further.

Disable importance markers:

  Settings - “Inbox” folder - Markers of Importance: check “Turn off”, click “Save changes”. 

We remove chat notifications, and turn on notifications about new letters (if pop-up windows are annoying, or you have a lot of emails coming, then you do not need to enable them):

  Settings - General - Desktop Notifications: 
	 Put the checkboxes “Disable chat notifications” and “Enable notifications about new letters” 

We set the function to cancel sending letters:

  Settings - General - Cancel sending.
	 It costs me 20 seconds.
	 After the changes, do not forget to click “Save Changes” below.
	

We make a note about reading the letter without delay:

  Settings - General - Viewing Area: set “immediately”, click “Save Changes”. 

Turn on useful features:

  Setup - Laboratory:
	 - Inbox: Preview
	 - Unread message icon
	 - Setting the location of the signature
	 - Viewing area
	 - Cancel sending letters
	 - Sending letters in the background
	 - Preview Google Docs in the mail
	 - Preview Google Maps in the mail
	 - Preview message
	 - Answer templates
	 click “Save Changes” 

We see that there is another button to the left of the gear (circled in red in the screenshot)

Тонкая настройка почтового ящика gmail
Additional button in gmail

Click it and select “Vertical Separation” , and now we read letters, without going to another page

As a result, after all the settings of our gmail mailbox, here's what we got:

Тонкая настройка почтового ящика gmail
Gmail mailbox after all settings

Also, if you are not hiding from anyone, then I recommend adding your photo :

  Settings - General - My Picture 

Google is constantly adding new features and making the interface more convenient, so some of the points that I talked about in this article, after some time, may no longer be relevant.

by sergeyabramov.ru