Droid Bionic: Create a New Message

Crafting an e-mail on your Droid Bionic works exactly like creating one on your computer. This figure shows the basic setup for writing a new e-mail message.

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Here’s how to get there:

  1. Start an e-mail program, either Gmail or Email.

    If you use the Messaging app, touch the green Plus button and then choose an account.

  2. Press the Menu soft button and choose Compose.

    You need to be viewing the inbox, not a specific message, for the Compose command to be available.

    A new message screen appears, looking similar to the figure but with none of the fields filled in. Text-formatting options are available only in the Email program, as shown in the figure.

  3. If necessary, touch the To field to select it.

  4. Type the first few letters of a contact name, and then choose a matching contact from the list that’s displayed.

    You can also send to any valid e-mail address not found in your Contacts list, by typing that address.

  5. Type a subject.

  6. Type the message.

  7. Touch the Send button to whisk your missive to the Internet for immediate delivery.

    In Gmail, you can touch the Save Draft button and the message is stored in the Drafts folder. You can open this folder to reedit the message. Touch Send to send it.

Copies of the messages you send in the Email program are stored in the Sent mailbox. If you’re using Gmail, copies are saved in your Gmail account, which is accessed from your phone or from any computer connected to the Internet.

  • To cancel a message, press the Menu soft button and choose the Discard command. Touch either the OK or Discard button to confirm.

  • To summon the CC field in Gmail, press the Menu soft button and choose the command Add Cc/Bcc; in the Email program, press the Menu soft button and choose the button Add CC.

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