Email Gmail in its functional characteristics is not inferior to stationary email programs, and in some cases even surpasses them in terms of convenience and some other technical capabilities.
After setting up Gmail, the mailbox will be accessible from absolutely any device that can access the Internet, so you can forget about such an unpleasant thing as synchronization. Even judging by the reviews of Web users, Gmail has been holding a leading position among all popular email clients for a long time.
Along with the convenience and functionality, the mailbox is distinguished by the presence of one of the most “smart” spam filters, which takes into account the results and conclusions of the search engine from Google. The Gmail inbox automatically sorts incoming correspondence according to the established settings, taking into account their importance, content and address of the sender.
The client can receive and send letters from all of your third-party mailboxes, and even in such a way that the recipient does not doubt at all that the letter came from exactly the mail where it was sent. Here you can add the most modern Internet protection: invisible protocols, IP alerts, flash access and much more.
How to create a mailbox in Gmail?
Mailbox registration takes place at gmail.com. It should be noted right away that the gmail.ru address has nothing to do with the client, and it doesn’t have any relation to Google, so you should not contact the last resource to avoid problems.
As such, getting a mailbox address is a kind of bonus when creating an account in Google, and if you click on the gmail.com link without registering in a search engine, the setup wizard will immediately suggest correcting this misunderstanding.
By clicking on the "Create an account" button, you will be on the "Gmail registration" page, where in the web form you will need to carefully fill in all the fields. The huge popularity of the client makes it almost impossible to register the desired address, but if you show a little imagination, you can get something more or less suitable for you or your business.
For example, you can insert periods in the name of the mailbox (Gmail login), which means that it is permissible to use domain names and surnames with a middle name, which will probably not be taken. It should be noted that the reliability of the data should correspond to the tasks that this particular mailbox will perform.
Passwords and protection
The https protocol provides protection for the mail client , but no one has yet canceled the human factor, so be careful when choosing a password for the mailbox. A simple combination in the form of a birthday or simple numbers (QWERTY, 123456, 12121990) can cause hacking and, in some cases, theft of funds, because most payment systems work through an email client.
At the next stage of registration, you will be asked to enter an alternative email address or phone number. It should be understood that non-existent data or a dummy number can play a trick on you if you lose access to your Gmail email client in case of a hack or password change procedure.
Next, you need to fill in the remaining fields and agree to the terms of service from Google. Then send the data to the server, and you can safely open the Gmail mailbox. Logging in is via the username you created and password.
The first thing that the client settings wizard recommends is to visit the security section. Click on the gear in the upper right corner and select the item "Configure Gmail mail client". On the very first tab in the "Connection Security" section, put a beacon in the "Use only https" field. After that, the web interface of the mailbox will go to an encrypted channel and a secure data exchange protocol, which in the face of an abundance of hacker attacks will be clearly out of place.
In addition, you need to pay attention to the link "Additional Information", which is located in the same section, below. Here you can monitor and configure alerts for all suspicious activities regarding your email client.
For example, if setting up Gmail and receiving emails were performed by a third-party stationary program (through which you collect all correspondence), then the columns “Type of access” should contain the names of the browser or your mobile phone. If you find a protocol for collecting POP type letters, there is a reason to be wary and turn to the special page responsible for protecting your correspondence - “Gmail Security Check”. There, step by step, you can control all incoming and outgoing letters along with collection protocols.
If your data is extremely important for you and your business, then you can configure your Gmail inbox through two-step authentication (password + mobile phone + alternative client). As they say, there is never too much security, so it’s better to take care of it before, and not after, your box has been hacked.
Labels and Filters
For a more thorough sorting of letters, you need to configure the Gmail mail client in the "Labels" and "Filters" sections. The latter can completely automatically distribute all the letters in different folders (labels), taking into account the signs of incoming correspondence set by users.
The shortcut in its functionality is close to the already familiar concept of "folder", but has several additional properties. By default, the client already has predefined shortcuts and folders located on the left side of the screen, but the user is free to customize them to his desires and needs.
After you select the "Configure Gmail" menu item, you can go to the "Labels" section and use the simple "Yes" and "No" markers to customize the appearance of incoming mail.
The section has the ability to create new shortcuts, delete old ones, assign them a degree of importance and change their way of displaying in the client.
Generally speaking, a mailbox can be configured and organized into all available letters, as if this is information on your hard drive - the principle is the same: folders - files, shortcuts - folders. Correct setting of Gmail and filters will allow you to automatically scatter all incoming and outgoing correspondence according to the specified parameters, excluding the routine that competing email clients are not deprived of.
Import contacts and letters from third-party mailboxes
After the "move" to Gmail, you will surely have plenty of contacts and tons of letters in third-party clients. Transferring them to Gmail takes place automatically after completing the necessary settings.
The client also allows you to receive at your address all letters that come to other mailboxes and send them without changing the old outgoing address.
All settings can be made on the “Accounts and Import” tab. In the "Import mail and contacts" section, click on the "Import mail and contacts" link, and then follow the instructions in the wizard. It will take the actual address of the old mail and the password to it, so that Gmail can receive correspondence to its client. While working with the settings wizard, you can choose what exactly you want to import by putting the necessary marker in the selection menu.
The rest of the mail client settings can be left unchanged and left as is, by default. They are responsible for the appearance of the box, language packs, page display mode, keyboard shortcuts, response templates, and more.