No. You receive, send, delete and archive mail. As before, so with Gmail.
Yes. If you struggled with an ever-growing Inbox, set up a myriad of filters to have messages moved to folders at least semi-automatically, never seemed to find an email in the folder it should have been in or have given up long ago, you will appreciate the easy — easy — archiving, finding and labeling of messages Gmail provides.
How to Use Gmail
For each message in your Gmail Inbox:
- Read the message.
- Reply right away if you can.
- Apply all relevant labels to the message.
- You can use the Star for urgent to-do items instead.
- Create new labels as you need them. For example:
- A label for mail and newsletters you want to read later.
- Labels for all the projects you are working on.
- Labels for (larger) clients you are working with.
- A label for ideas.
- Labels with a date when you need to re-visit messages.
- You do not have to set up labels for specific contacts. Your Gmail address book does that automatically.
- Optionally, mark the message unread to add importance and visual boldness to it.
- Archive or, if you are certain you will not have to visit the email again, trash the message.
To return to certain emails:
- Search for message content or attributes.
- Use your Gmail Contacts to find all correspondence with certain people.
- Refer to your labels to gather relevant mail.
- As soon as a label no longer applies to a message, remove it.