Composing an Email
Once you have signed into your Google account, you can either click on Gmail or the Google Apps icon
If you click on the Google Apps icon, you will need to click on Gmail
Once Gmail is open, a menu will appear on the left hand side of the inbox
Click on the Compose icon at the top of the menu
Enter the recipient(s), subject and message. You can also send a Courtesy Copy and Blind Courtesy Copy to recipients by clicking on the Cc and Bcc options.
You have formatting options available at the bottom next to the Send button.
You have more options located in the lower right hand corner.
After you have typed your new mail message and set the options (formatting, labels, attachments), click on Send!