How to Create a Google Email

By Diane Dilov-Schultheis

Email is a common means of communication. It is a fast and effective way to correspond. Internet-based email accounts give the added feature of being available to check your email from any location. You do not have to be at your home computer to check this type of email account. All you need is a computer with Internet access. One of the most popular ones to use is Google's email, which is known as Gmail.

Step 1

Use the link in Resources to go to the main Google email page. Click on the "Sign up for Gmail" link. A new accounts page opens.

Step 2

Insert your first and last name in the boxes provided. Decide what log-in account name you want to create.

Step 3

Type this name in the appropriate text box. Click "Check Availability." If the name you want to use is not available, keep changing it until you find one that is.

Step 4

Create a password of at least eight characters. Type it in the both password text boxes.

Step 5

Decide if you want to have your computer remember your information and to enable "Web History." Uncheck these, if you do not desire to do this.

Step 6

Use the drop-down arrow to select a security question. Type the answer to the question in the box below.

Step 7

Type a "Secondary Email" address in the space provided. Do this if you want to be able to verify your account in the case of lost password or other problems.

Step 8

Choose your location from the drop-down list. The default selection is "United States." Leave it alone or you can select other countries from the list.

Step 9

Complete the "Word Verification" through typing the characters shown in the space. Click on the icon next to the box to hear the characters.

Step 10

Read the "Terms of Service" shown. You can also read about the Program Policy and Privacy Policy by clicking on the links provided.

Step 11

Review information you have inserted. Make any desired alterations to it. Click on the "I accept. Create my account" button on the button. You will be taken to your newly created Google email (Gmail) account.

Tips & Warnings

  • When selecting a log-in name for your Google email (Gmail) account, remember this is going to be part of the actual email address. Choose an appropriate one to use. It also has to be between six and 30 characters long. You will see information about the password you are typing next to the "Password strength" link. If it is too short, you will be informed and it displays the overall strength of it. Try to create a password that is "Strong."
  • Do not have your computer remember your Google email account information, if you are using one that is accessed by other people. This will prevent anyone from opening your Gmail account.

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