Blogging with Amy
Blogging tips, tools and tutorials. In plain English.
I love Gmail. There are so many cool things it can do and its integration with other Google Apps (like Calendar, Reader, Docs, etc.) make online life much more efficient.
After the series of email management tips I've posted, I've been asked how to get a Gmail account. In this video I'll show you how…and I'll also show you around a bit. We'll talk about:
Don't see the video? Watch it here.
(The other tutorials I mentioned in the video are for filters, canned responses, send & archive and tasks.)
Hi, Amy! I am loving your posts! Thank you so much!
Please, please, please tell me what you used to create the video tutorial with your voice, as you posted in this blog. I need to know how to do this asap for some online presentations. Did I mention that my name is Amy, too?
C'mon, I know you are super, duper busy, but I would really appreciate if you could please just point me in the right direction if you can!
Here ya go: What I Use to Make My Screencasts.
I came here purposely looking for what you use for email. I notice you don't use your server account. Is there any particular reason why, or just because gmail is so efficient? I read somewhere that using server email looks "professional" so that is what I have been using.
HOWEVER, I do have it linked to my yahoo mail, but I am noticing not all the emails are being forwarded through. (I rarely go to my actual "server account". I usually just answer from my yahoo mail as it comes through).
Do you think it better to use gmail over the server account? Thanks so much!! I'm enjoying all your tuts very much! I need them and you make it so very clear. I love the visuals with the video.
I was trying to join an affiliate network, but they would prefer an e-mail account like firstname.lastname@example.org. How can I set up this kind of e-mail?
It's likely you can get at least one free email via your host. I'd contact them.
I have a question that I can not go any further till it's answered. I have a Gmail account, but it's for my YouTube Channel which is different from this blog. I am going to start 2 different blogs one for my YouTube Channel which is all about fragances & then one about tips on cleaning, aromatherphy, homemade skin & such (which I am working on now). Now with the Gmail account I have now it's got my YT pic on there & is so different from this blog. How do I get a new one that is not going to go straight to my profile about my YT Channel? This is what is happening now & I can't put a plug-in because it has nothing to do with my blog. I hope this makes sense? Thanks so much for any tips. Also when will you be able to show SEO for Hostgator? I can't add that one NO clue & I really want to add it.. Thanks a bunch it's confusing for me since this is my first blog, but you step by step is getting me there.. ((hugs))
You can get a new YouTube account using a different email address.
When I click on "getting GMAIL Tips" it says that the page is non available. How it moved or is it no longer available. I really want to learn about the ins and outs of GMAIL. I'm starting a new email for my blog with them and want to take advantage of all they offer. Many thanks Karen
Hi Karen, I'm sorry about the broken link. Thanks for letting me know! I updated the post, but here's the link.
This is so helpful! I've loved your google tips and am trying to follow them, but got stuck because I have no email address that contains my domain name. I've heard a lot about gmail (from you and others), but was hesitant b/c I've had yahoo for so long and didn't want to have to change my address.
Do I understand correctly that I can feed my yahoo address into gmail? I'm thinking I can set up a gmail account containing my blog name (YankeeHomesteadatgmaildotcom), but still receive messages at the yahoo address, feeding them into gmail where I can access messages from both addressses.
I'm off to try to make this happen, so I can jump back into following all your great google tips. I was late to the blogging band wagon, but am hoping to catch the google wagon!
Thanks again for your excellent, easy-to-understand tips!
Update: The username I wanted (my blog's name) is not available. Argh! Not sure what to do next…Apparently two possibilities are to register my own domain for a small fee, using google apps for domains & setting up gmail as my email client OR to set up a new address through a free service like about.me and route it through gmail. OR I could choose another name, but it seems really important to use my blog's name. Right?
This is getting complicated! I would really love any feedback you (or your readers) can provide…thanks so much!
Yes, you heard that right. Once you have a gmail account, you'll go to Settings –> Accounts and Import –> Import mail and contacts. (I've got a Yahoo! email address I'm importing there too).
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