5. Continue Writing Emails
In this activity, you learned to send personalized emails to make it easier and more fun to coordinate plans with your friend.
You also learned to manage your inbox to keep track of important emails and get rid of messages you don’t need.
You used your Gmail account to: reply to emails, change the format of the text, attach files, insert links and images, determine email trustworthiness, and delete and report emails as spam.
These activities are just some of the ways to effectively use email to communicate with friends, family members, coworkers, and acquaintances.
Email also may be used to: apply for a job, participate in a parents’ group, communicate with religious leaders, schedule time to volunteer at a local organization discuss projects with a teacher, supervisor, or coworker, share photos with a group of friends.
Continue using your Gmail account to write new messages.
Or, include another friend in the conversation you already started.
To do this, open the last email you received from your partner, or from yourself.
Next to your friend’s name, type another email address.
To practice, use your email address again, your partner’s email address, or another person from your class.
Type a note to both friends, then send the email.
Another way to add someone to the conversation is to forward the email.
Instead of clicking reply, which will send a message back to the original sender, click forward.
Enter a new email address.
Use your partner’s email address, if you have one.
Or practice by using your own email address here as well.
Write a message to explain why you’re forwarding the email.
Your new message and the original conversation are now included in the email.
Finally, if you want to include someone in the conversation as an observer, use the option to CC.
CC stands for Carbon Copy and means that the new recipient will see the email and may be included in future conversations, but they’re not expected to respond.
This is often used in work settings to include a supervisor or manager in a conversation between colleagues.
Click the CC field and add an email address.
Send the email.
You’ve learned how to add more recipients to your emails and continue conversations with additional people.
If you are using a public computer and you are done working: sign out of your Google account and close all browser tabs and windows.
That way, the next person who uses this computer cannot access your account and your personal information.
Now, it’s your turn: Continue writing new emails.
Include one more new people in the conversation using the To, Forward, and CC fields.
Move on to the next video.