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Gmail

We use Gmail for email.

Usage

You can access your email from https://mail.google.com or https://email.gsa.gov.

Tips

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

  • Enable clickable mailto: links in Chrome:

    1. Navigate to your inbox, https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox, and click on the interlocking diamonds icon on the right in your address bar.
    2. In the dialog, Allow mail.google.com to open all email links.
    3. Then click Done, as show below:

    addressbar

    You can read more about Chrome’s protocol handlers at The Complete Guide to Google Chrome Handlers.

  • 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.