Android gmail not updating automatically
An official redesign of the Gmail interface was rolled out on November 1, 2011 that simplified the look and feel of Gmail into a more minimalist design to provide a more consistent look throughout Google products and services as part of an overall design change.
Gmail allows users to conduct advanced searches using either the Advanced Search interface or through search operators in the search box.
The Gmail interface makes Gmail unique amongst webmail systems for several reasons.
Most evident to users are its search-oriented features and means of managing e-mail in a "conversation view" that is similar to an Internet forum.
By default, labels appear on the message list and can be customized with a color.
Even if the use of tabs is switched off, all emails are sorted into one of the five categories, which can be used as automatic labels.
Like labels, categories can be used as a search criterion and be made to appear as labels on the message list.
When a user starts typing in the To, CC or BCC fields it brings up a list with the relevant contacts, with their name and primary e-mail address.
More information, including alternate email addresses, can be added on the Contacts page.