How To Set Up Separate Email Accounts

By George Lawrence

For some people, one email account isn't enough. With the availability of email account options, you can create accounts for numerous reasons. One account could be strictly business; another could be for friends and family. If you are a "forward junkie" and love reading jokes and other mass email forwards (but hate deleting them and hate keeping them around), you could devote a separate email account strictly for those types of messages. Whatever the reason you need a separate account, take comfort in the fact that setting up a new email account is quick, easy--and free.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet access

Step 1

Choose an email provider. Common examples include,, and To help in your decision-making process, review the different features and options offered by the email providers (such as amount of space and customization options). Read reviews of services by visiting

Step 2

Choose a provider, navigate to its site and click the link that says "Sign up," "Create an Account" or similar language.

Step 3

Fill in the application. You will need to provide your first and last name, a desired account name (which will become the identifier for your email account), a password, and possibly some security questions (to help you remember your password or login name if your forget it).

Step 4

Accept the account's terms and conditions. Typically, accounts (such as hotmail and gmail), require you to read and accept the terms and conditions. Read through the language and click the "Accept" button.

Step 5

Repeat these steps to create different email accounts. Note that you will have to choose new user names and passwords for your separate accounts.