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Differences at a glance

Now that you've switched from Microsoft® Outlook® to G Suite, here are some tips to begin using Gmail as your new mail program.

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Feature

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Feature

View messages

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Based on Office 2013

Emails appear individually
Each email reply appears as a separate message in your inbox.

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Emails grouped into conversations
Gmail groups all email replies with the original message, creating a single conversation or thread*.

*You can change settings at any time to make replies appear as individual messages instead.

Feature

Organize

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Folders
Store and categorize emails in folders.

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Labels (Folders with a twist)
Apply multiple labels to a message. Later, find the message by looking in any of its labels.

Feature

Clean your inbox

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Delete emails

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  • Delete emails
  • Archive—Archiving removes emails from your inbox to keep it clutter-free. However, the emails stay in your account so you can find them later.

Feature

Mark important emails

outlook In Outlook
Based on Office 2013

Flags
Mark important emails with a flag.

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Stars and importance markers

  • Star—Click Star next to an email to so you can easily find it later. In the left menu, click Starred to list all your important emails.

  • Importance marker—Click Important to mark it as important and train Gmail to prioritize certain types of emails.

Feature

Create to-do lists

outlook In Outlook
Based on Office 2013

  • Add independent tasks.
  • Create tasks or to-do lists from emails.
  • Tasks with dates also appear in Outlook Calendar.

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  • Add independent tasks.
  • Add email messages to your task lists.
  • Tasks with dates also appear in Google Calendar.
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Access your emails

You can access your emails from any computer, smartphone, or tablet.

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outlook In Outlook
Based on Office 2013

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On your computer

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Access Outlook from the computer where it’s installed.

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On the web

outlook In Outlook
Based on Office 2013

Access Outlook through web browsers on any​ ​device at www.outlook.com.

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Access Gmail through web browsers on any device at mail.google.com.

Note: This link goes to Gmail or Inbox depending on how you've set your preferences.

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On your mobile devices

outlook In Outlook
Based on Office 2013

Install and open the Outlook app.

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Work with emails

Your most important Outlook features exist in Gmail, too.

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Click COMPOSE to create new emails.

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3.2

Click a message in your inbox to read it and send a reply.

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3.3

Organize your inbox.

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Do more with Gmail

4.1

Read and draft emails when you don't have Internet access. They'll automatically send when you're back online. Learn more

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4.2

Make a typo in your email? Forget to add a recipient? Change your mind about sending a message? Take back a message you just sent by enabling the Undo Send feature. Learn more

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4.3

Want to send really large attachments? Insert Drive files up to 30 GB (or 30 TB with a storage plan). Learn more

4.4

Responding to the same types of emails all the time? Enable the Canned response lab, then save a response so you can re-send it any time with just a few clicks. For example, create email templates you can quickly fill out and send. Learn more

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Auto-organize your inbox with filters. Learn more

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Automate responses to common types of messages by combining filters and canned responses. Learn more

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