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Having a personal copy of your work emails can definitely come in handy both before and after you leave a job. You can refer to them later, for example, to document feedback you received or projects you worked on—perhaps for samples for your next gig.

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When you’re busy crafting an important email, perhaps to a prospective hiring manager, accidentally sending it before it’s ready is the single easiest way to screw up. Maybe there’s a glaring spelling error—you could’ve sworn it wasn’t there before—or you’ve forgotten to attach your resume. Instead of going off on your merry way, now the manic follow-up email process begins. “So sorry about that,” you write, before fixing the problem in writing.

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Forwarding emails is an easy way to keep multiple parties in the loop on important conversations, but you used to be able to only forward one message at a time in Gmail. That’s all changing now—for better or worse, if your friends and loved ones like to blast you with annoying chain messages—as Gmail now lets you attach multiple emails as email attachments to other emails.

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If you’re emailing multiple people at once, and you need different people to pay attention to different parts, you should tag each of them. Write “@name” for each person or team, and put their names in bold. Ideally, put all these requests in a list, so people can scan down the left for their name.

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We all forget passwords sometimes. It happens. If you use a password manager, this shouldn’t be a problem at all — in fact, I’m expecting you will not be able to remember your long and complicated passwords. I sure don’t. But there are plenty of people who don’t use password managers, and this means that they run the risk of losing access to older accounts if their passwords (and backup methods) fail.

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Finally, my favourite email app is getting dark mode. And if you’re lucky, you’re already able to take advantage of the new feature within Gmail on iOS and Android. We’ve already written about the latter, and now we’re here with a quick guide to enabling dark mode on the former—if you can access it.