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Make Gmail act like Outlook with these two quick tips

Bill Detwiler shows you how to make Gmail work like Outlook by turning off conversation view and sorting mail with filters and labels.

Whether you willingly moved from Outlook to Gmail, or you've been forced to move as part of your employer's use of Google Apps, the transition can be a little jarring. Features that many Gmail users love, such as conversation view, often annoy people accustomed to Outlook's default method of arranging messages by date and time.

Luckily, with a few clicks of the mouse, you can tweak Gmail's web interface to work like Outlook. During this week's TR Dojo episode, I'll show you how to turn off Gmail's default conversation view and how to create filters and labels, which help you sort mail similar to the way you did with Outlook rules.

For those who prefer text to video, click the View Transcript link below the video player window or read Mark Kaelin's article, "Quick Tip: Change the conversation view in Gmail".

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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