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The following guides walk you through clusters of common tasks in the Gmail interface. Visit the Tips & Tricks pages for less common and advanced tips.
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1. What's Different About Gmail? Learn about key features in Gmail: Conversations instead of multiple messages; Labels and stars instead of folders; Archiving your mail; Searchable mail 
2. Gmail Basics Learn how to compose and format your message; Add attachments, images and links; Send, reply and forward messages 
3. Gmail Setup Setup your email signature; Create and apply labels (instead of folders); Set up email filters 
4. Recommended Gmail & Calendar Labs Experimental features that add additional functionality to your Gmail interface 
5. Gmail Search & Keyboard Shortcuts Default and optional keyboard shortcuts; Find what you're looking for faster with these Gmail search shortcuts 
6. What's Not Available in Gmail Gmail has many features not available in other programs, but there are a few features you might be used to that Gmail does not have 
7. Contacts Basics Organize, find, and contact people and groups you correspond with; Create your own personal mailing lists & utilize school district mailing lists 
8. Contact Groups Create your own contact groups as personal mailing lists in Gmail 
9. Print Easily print a single mail message or an entire conversation 
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