Are you new to the Internet world? You can blindly be most comfortable with the Google search site to venture through a wide array of information and activities. And you might need an e-mail account to do a lot many things online. So, if you wish to create your first e-mail account, again, courtesy Google, you get the most easy e-mail service provider, Gmail, that befits the usage of a beginner. The easy and friendly layout along with its most casual approach makes Gmail win the comfort level of the new users. So, just relax and get started with the process of getting a Google e-mail account.
Gmail – Google’s e-mail service provider
Go to www.google.com and â€˜sign upâ€™ for the free e-mail account feature. The Gmail homepage will open. Gmail is a very convenient e-mail service provider because it is not only free but so easy in its approach that you can access even if you are a novice in computer applications.
Click the â€˜Sign Up for Gmailâ€™ link in the bottom on the right of the screen.
Fill out your identification information in the form that opens in front of you. In order to set up your free e-mail account you must fill out all your information as asked for in the blanks provided in the form. Google needs to know your first and last name and also your address.
Choosing username and password
You will also be asked set your desired user name, password, and alternate e-mail address (if any). When choosing a password, make sure it isn’t something too simple that a lot of people, known to you, might guess. Make sure it is easy for only you to remember.
You should select such a username that you are comfortable and can easily remember. At the same time your e-mail recipients should be able to identify you through your username. While choosing a username you are suggested to remember certain points. If your account is meant for personal purpose, i.e, if your mail recipients are among your family members, friends, and close associates then the username can be casual. Eg. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com etc. However, if the account is meant for professional use, ie if the mail recipients are your office colleagues or your boss, then it is suggested to use your first and last name as the user name. Eg. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com etc.
Type the username that you have thought of, in the field provided. Check the availability of your username by clicking the box below or beside the field that reads ‘Check Availability of This ID.’ In case the username already exists, you may have to think of an alternate one. Your username should be unique in itself.
Selecting a password
Now choose a password that must be at least 6 characters long and keep in mind that passwords are case-sensitive. You have to retype your password below to ensure accuracy. The password should be such that you can easily memorize. You should be able to relate to the password every time you log in your account. Hence, it should be familiar to you in some way or the other. Once your username and password gets accepted successfully, carry on with the rest of the form.
Fill out the remainder of the form with a security question (which will help you if you forget your password), a secondary e-mail (if you have one), location, and word verification. While filling out a security question, make sure you enter something that only you or those whom you trust greatly, know. If you enter something common, that others can easily figure out, your e-mail account might get prone to get hacked.
Once you are done with the entire filling up of the registration form, you need to read the â€˜Terms of serviceâ€™ section thoroughly and save a record of the copy, for your personal reference. Select ‘I Agree’ after thoroughly understanding it.
Click on the button marked â€˜I accept. Create My Accountâ€™, if you accept the Gmail terms of service.
Start using your e-mail account
After you are finished filling out all your information for your free email account, you will then go to your e-mail.
G-mail provides you with the best e-mail service. In case of any problem, Google will ask you some questions frequently. These questions will certainly help you troubleshoot the issue you are facing.
Now, you are on your own to set sail with your personal e-mail account. Start making best use of all the features that Gmail comes up with. For your benefits you might even boldly personalize the settings of your account.