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  • For basic Gmail tips and best practices check out the Email with Gmail InSite page.

  • Enable clickable mailto: links in Chrome:

    • Navigate to your inbox,
    • Click on the interlocking diamonds icon on the right in your address bar
    • In the dialog, Allow to open all email links
    • Then click Done, as show below:


  • If you go by a different name
  • You can create an alias to have a different email address if you go by something other than your legal name. Submit a “GSA Generic Request” asking for the email alias that you want.
  • The alias will change the name in your email address, but not the name in your profile. It’s just a few extra steps to change your profile name.

  • Create filters to manage the influx of automatic emails you’ll be receiving (like Region X Communications). You can select “add a label” and automatically “archive” or put messages into different folders.

  • You can set your photo for your Google profile in Gmail settings.