Switching to Gmail from Microsoft Outlook

3. Send email

In this section:

3.1 Compose a new email
3.2 Format text and add images or attachments
3.3 Use spell check
3.4 Send and undo send

3.1 Compose a new email

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Outlook: New email

Gmail: Compose

Compose email in 2016 version

Outlook 2016
 

Compose in 2013 version

Outlook 2013
 

Write an email in 2010 version

Outlook 2010

  1. In the left sidebar, click Plus Compose.
  2. (Optional) Choose a window size with the buttons in the top right:
    • Full screen Expand
    • Exit full screen Exit full-screen
    • Open in a new window Shift
  3. Add a subject and recipients (To, Cc, or Bcc).

Tip: To open the Compose window with a keyboard shortcut, just type "c."

Compose with the option to resize email window

 

3.2 Format text and add images or attachments

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Outlook:
Format text or attach file

Gmail:
Formatting options and add attachments

Format text in 2016 version

Outlook 2016
 

Format text in 2013 version

Outlook 2013
 

Attach and format in 2010 version

Outlook 2010

Format options View text formatting options

Attach Add attachments up to 25 MB

Add a Drive file Add Drive attachments up to 5 TB

Insert image Add images

Link Insert links

Delete Delete draft

Formatting options appear along the bottom of the message

Note: Want to attach an email to another email? Either forward the email and add your message, or print the email as a PDF and attach it to your email.

3.3 Use spell check

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Outlook:
Spelling & Grammar

Gmail:
Check spelling

Check spelling in 2016 version

Outlook 2016
 

Check spelling in 2013 version

Outlook 2013
 

Check spelling in 2010 version

Outlook 2010

After composing your email, click More Moreand thenCheck spelling.

Check spelling

3.4 Send and undo send

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Outlook:
Send and recall message

Gmail:
Send and Undo send

Recall a message in 2016 version

Outlook 2016
 

Recall a message in 2013 version

Outlook 2013
 

Undo send in 2010 version

Outlook 2010

Send an email: At the bottom of the compose window, click Send.

Undo send: After sending an email, at the bottom left, click Undo.

Change the send cancellation period:

  1. Click Settings Settingsand thenSettings.
  2. In the General tab, scroll to the Undo Send section and choose a time.
  3. At the bottom, click Save changes.

Undo sent message

 

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