How to Create and Send E-mail on the Galaxy Tab - dummies

How to Create and Send E-mail on the Galaxy Tab

By Dan Gookin

To help keep you electronically connected, the Samsung Galaxy Tab features the ability to create and send your electronic missives. You can compose just about anywhere you go.

Compose a new message on the Galaxy Tab

Crafting an e-mail epistle on your Tab works exactly like creating one on your computer.


Here’s how to get there:

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

  2. Touch the Compose icon button.


    It’s the same icon for both apps, as is the Compose window.

  3. Touch the To field and type the e-mail address.

    You can type the first few letters of a contact name and then choose a matching contact from the list that’s displayed.

  4. Type a subject.

  5. Type the message.

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

    Or you can touch the Save Draft button, and the message is stored in the Drafts folder. You can open this folder to edit 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 you can access from your Galaxy Tab or from any computer or mobile device connected to the Internet.

  • To cancel a message, touch the Trash button. Touch the OK button to confirm.


  • To summon the Cc field in Gmail, press the +Cc/Bcc button. The Cc (Carbon Copy) and Bcc (Blind Carbon Copy) fields appear, eager for you to fill them in.

Send e-mail to a Galaxy Tab contact

A quick and easy way to compose a new message is to find a contact and then create a message using that contact’s information. Heed these steps:

  1. Open the Contacts app.

  2. Locate the contact to whom you want to send an electronic message.

  3. Touch the contact’s e-mail address.

  4. Choose Gmail to send the message using Gmail or touch Email to compose an e-mail message using your main e-mail account.

    Other options may appear on the complete Action Using menu. For example, a custom e-mail app you’ve downloaded may show up there as well.

At this point, creating the message works just like creating an email from the Email app.