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Composing new e-mail message

How to send messages in Gmail.

Click the Compose button on the left side of your Gmail page.

Click the Compose button on the left side of your Gmail page.

Type your recipient's email address in the "To:" field.

Type your recipient's email address in the "To:" field.

If multiple addresses are used, separate by commas.

You can also add multiple addresses using carbon copy by click Add Cc, for recipients whose responses are welcome but not required. The blind carbon copy field, Add Bcc, lets you hide receipients' addresses and names from one another.

Enter a subject for your message in the "Subject:" field.

Enter a subject for your message in the "Subject:" field.

Write your message! Just click in the large field below and type away.

Write your message! Just click in the large field below and type away.

You can change the formatting, font, and color of your message text using the tools located above the compose window.

You can also attach files.

Messages are automatically saved as you compose them.

Messages are automatically saved as you compose them.

Gmail automatically saves drafts every few minutes. If you'd like to save a draft manually, just click Save Now about the message you're composing, or press Ctrl+S when your cursor is in any of the text fields. (Cmd+S for Mac users).

When you're done composing, click the "Send" button.

When you're done composing, click the "Send" button.

The Send button is located just above the To: field

You'll see a confirmation at the top of the window that your message was sent.

You'll see a confirmation at the top of the window that your message was sent.
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