This week I thought I would treat you to two Colby Apps E-mail tricks!
- Moving the Chat List
- Label Message Before Sending
Moving the Chat List
If you are like me and have several labels/folders on the left-hand side of your Colby Apps E-mail, you probably get frustrated by that little Chat List at the bottom always getting in your way. Here are a few simple steps to move that Chat List to the right-hand side of the window, getting it out of your way forever:
- Log into your Colby Apps E-mail (http://email.colby.edu/).
- Click the gear icon () in the top right corner of your screen.
- From the drop-down menu, choose
- In the list of
Labsscroll down to find
Right-side chatand click the option to
- Scroll all the way to the bottom of this screen and click
That’s it! The Chat List should now be on the right-hand side of your screen, allowing more room for your labels/folders list.
Note: The Faculty and Staff Support Center (x4222) can only offer limited support forLabsadd-ons.
Label Message Before Sending
One of the most powerful (and often overlooked) features of Colby Apps E-mail are the labels. Labels allow you to organize your e-mail messages in a similar fashion to folders, but with one huge upside: you can apply more than one label to an e-mail message.
Programs like Outlook and Entourage only allow you to file a single e-mail message in one folder, but often times you want that message organized in several folders (for instance you might have a message that you want to put in your “From the boss” folder as well as the “Follow-up” and “RE: ABC Project” folders). Colby Apps E-mail labels allow you to do this.
Until recently if you wanted to apply a label to a message you were sending you had to send it first, then go to your
Sent Mail folder, open the message and apply your label. Thankfully Google added a new feature that allows you to apply labels before you click
- After composing your message, click the
Labelsdrop-down at the top of your screen and apply as many labels as you want.
- When you are done applying your labels, simply click the