How to Create a New Email ID Step-by-Step

Having an email address in today's world is essential to communication. An email address allows users to communicate with family and friends, send resumes for employment online, receive receipts for online purchases, and create memberships and accounts with different websites. There are many email service providers to chose from. Some of the most popular email providers are Yahoo!, Gmail and Hotmail.

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Create a new email address.

Yahoo! Mail

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Go to mail.yahoo.com

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Select "Sign Up" under the login fields.

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Create your Yahoo! mail account. Enter in your name, gender, birth date, country and zip code. Enter in your own personal Yahoo! ID that will be used as your email address (e.g. mynewyahooemail@yahoo.com). You can also select the "Check" button to make sure that name is still available. If not available, chose another name or pick from the suggestions Yahoo! provides. Enter in your password and select a security question in case you forget your password. Lastly, enter the captcha code.

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Select the "Create Account" button and your new Yahoo! email is now available for use.

Gmail

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Go to mail.google.com.

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Select the "Create an account" button below the login fields.

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Enter in your first and last name, desired login name (or email address), create a password and then pick a security question in case you forget your password. Enter in your birth date and select your country of residence from the menu. Enter in the captcha (or code) and read over the terms and conditions.

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Select the "I accept. Create my account" button to finish the email creation process.

Hotmail

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Go to hotmail.com

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Select the "Sign Up" button next to "Don't have a Hotmail account?"

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Enter in a "Windows Live ID." This ID will be used as your email address, and could be used to access other Microsoft Properties such as Xbox Live or Zune. You can hit the "Check Availability" button to make sure the name is still available.

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Add your additional account information. Create a password, enter in your first and last name, select your country, state and zip code. Select your gender. Enter your birth year. Then enter the captcha characters.

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Click the "I accept" button to accept the terms and conditions and create your new Hotmail email account.