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Change Gmail Settings

How to Change Gmail Settings

Change Gmail Settings

The Gmail settings screen is where you'll find a variety of settings that control how email is sent, received, and appears in your inbox.

View and Modify Settings

  1. Click the Settings icon.
  2. Select Settings. Change Email Settings

    The settings screen opens, with the categories broken up into several tabs at the top.

Settings Categories

Settings Category Description
General This section covers a variety of general settings that don’t fit in the other categories. It includes some of the most commonly-changed settings, such as how many emails to display per page, spelling, grammar, and autocorrect settings, your email signature, and vacation autoresponses.
Labels This page lets you manage the labels you’ve created, and control which labels appear in the left pane and in the Labels menu.
Inbox This page lets you change which categories appear at the top of the inbox, as well as whether importance markers are used.
Accounts and Import This settings category is where you can change your account settings, including your password. It's also where you can link another email account to access it from Gmail.
Accounts and Import This category lets you manage all of the filters that you've created and the email addresses that you've blocked.
Filters and Blocked Addresses This page is where you set up email forwarding, as well as configure server settings to use Gmail with other email clients.
Forwarding and POP/IMAP This page is where you set up email forwarding, as well as configure server settings to use Gmail with other email clients.
Add-ons This settings page is where you manage the add-ons you've installed.
Chats This page contains a toggle for enabling or disabling chat.
Advanced This settings page contains a variety of more advanced settings, such as custom keyboard shortcuts and message templates.
Offline These settings let you toggle, and learn more about, offline access to Gmail.
Themes This settings page is another place to change your inbox's theme.

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