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Fine-Tuning the Gmail Mailbox

Тонкая настройка почтового ящика gmail

Now I do not know a single person who does not have e-mail. Many, not even one box.

As it turned out, to choose a mail service, it is not enough, it is also necessary to configure the box so that it would be convenient to work with it.

This article describes how to perform the initial settings in the mailbox of gmail, so it was more convenient to work with it. And most importantly, it's not some complicated global settings, but elementary, which you will not take more than 2 minutes.

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

In addition, there will be a clarification - how to merge all your boxes into one gmail account.

So, proceed to configure the mailbox . We go to and register. Next, we find ourselves in the mail interface of our e-mail. The view is presented in the picture (in the screenshot the user name and name in the chat are smeared):

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Gmail mailbox after registration - no settings

We begin to set up. The first thing we do is push the gear to the top right and make the mail interface compact. We look, that it turned out:

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Compact gmail view

Now we 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:

We replace the icons with text buttons:

  Settings - General - Shortcut buttons: select "text", click "Save Changes". 

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

  Settings - Labels:
	 put "no" on the following lines: Important, Circles, Personal, Travel
	 set "yes, if there are unread" - starred

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

Personal, Receipts, Travel, Work shortcuts can be removed altogether so that they do not interfere.

Disable Chat

  Settings - Chat: tick "Disconnect chat" 

We remove advertising

  Settings - Web Clips: remove the checkbox "Show my Web Clips over Incoming" 

We look at our intermediate changes:

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Intermediate changes in gmail

We adjust further.

Turn off the importance markers:

  Settings - Inbox - Markers of Importance: check the "Disable" check box, click "Save Changes". 

We remove chat notifications, and enable notifications about new emails (if annoying pop-up windows, or you have a lot of emails coming in, you do not need to include):

  Settings - General - Notifications on the desktop: 
	 We tick off the "Disable chat notifications" and "Enable notifications for new emails" 

We put the function of canceling the sending of the letter:

  Settings - General - Undo send.
	 I have 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 - Preview area: put "immediately", click "Save Changes". 

We include useful chips:

  Setup - Lab:
	 - Inbox: Preview
	 - Unread unread icon
	 - Setting the location of the signature
	 - Viewing area
	 - Cancel sending a message
	 - Sending emails in the background
	 - Previewing Google Docs in the Mail
	 - Preview Google Maps in the mail
	 - Message Preview
	 - Response templates
	 click "Save Changes" 

We see that there was one more button, to the left of the gear (on the screenshot circled in red)

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Additional button in gmail

Click it and select "Vertical Separation" , and now read the letters without going to another page

In the end, after all the settings of our gmail box, here's what we got:

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The gmail mailbox after all the settings

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

  Settings - General - My Picture 

Google constantly adds new chips and makes the interface more convenient, so some of the points I've covered in this article, over time, may no longer be relevant.