How to Use Gmail and E-Mail on Your Samsung Galaxy Tablet - dummies

How to Use Gmail and E-Mail on Your Samsung Galaxy Tablet

By Dan Gookin

Electronic mail is handled by two apps on your tablet: Gmail and Email. The Gmail app hooks directly into your Google Gmail account. It’s a copy of all the Gmail you send, receive, and archive, just as you could access on the Internet by using a web browser.

You can also use the Email app to connect with non-Gmail electronic mail, such as the standard mail service provided by your ISP or a web-based e-mail system such as Yahoo! Mail or Windows Live Mail.

Regardless of the app, electronic mail on your tablet works just like it does on a computer: You can receive mail, create messages, forward e-mail, send messages to a group of contacts, and work with attachments, for example. As long as there’s an Internet connection, e-mail works just peachy.

  • Both the Gmail and Email apps are located on the Apps screen. The tablet may also come with app shortcuts on the Home screen.

  • The Email app can be configured to handle multiple e-mail accounts.

  • Although you can use the tablet’s web browser app to visit the Gmail website, you should use the Gmail app to pick up your Gmail.

  • If you forget your Gmail password, visit Forgot Password.