CREATING A FREE EMAIL ACCOUNT _GMAIL_

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					MAKING THE MOST OF: GMAIL                                   www.Internet-Lessons.com


            CREATING A FREE EMAIL ACCOUNT (GMAIL)

I have chosen Gmail for this tutorial, though there are other free email accounts available.
It is a free web based email service provided by Google. Once you have created your Gmail
account you can also use other free applications provided by Google such as YouTube,
Google Documents, Google Calendar, Google Analytics, Blogger and many others.

Please note that in order to access your emails you must be connected to the Internet as
your messages are stored on the web and not on your computer.


GETTING STARTED


  1. Go to Google homepage
  (in the address bar type in http://www.google.com)

  2. Click ‘Sign In’ – as show in Figure 1.


          This is also the way to log back into your account once it is created.




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  3. Click on the Gmail link to set up your Gmail account as shown in Figure. 2.

       To set up a Google Account only (no Gmail) – go to ‘Don’t have a Google Account’ click the
       hyperlink ‘Create account now’. You can use any existing email account for this.


  You are now at the Gmail screen.

  4. Click ‘Create an account’ button – as seen in Figure 3.




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                                          5. Carefully complete the fields on the
                                             form (Figure 4).

                                          6. Click the ‘check availability’ button to
                                             see whether your desired username
                                             has been taken or not. If it has
                                             Google will give you some
                                             suggestions of available ones.


                                              If you have a 2nd email address it is always
                                              a good idea to put it in the ‘Recovery email’
                                              field. That way any password reset
                                              information can be emailed to you.

                                          7. Click ‘I accept. Create my account’


                                       OTHER GOOGLE FEATURES

                                       Once you have created an account with
                                       Google, be it a Google account or a Gmail
                                       account, you can know access other
                                       features. These include:

                                          Google Calendar – An online calendar
                                       integrated in Gmail. Can be shared with
                                       friends and colleagues and also
                                       synchronized with Microsoft Outlook.
                                          Google Documents – an online Google
                                       alternative to Microsoft Office suite (word
                                       processing, spreadsheets, presentations,
                                       forms and drawings)
                                          Blogger – a free blogging site
                                       Google Analytics – helps you analyse and
                                       track the visitors to your websites
                                          YouTube – Online video streaming
                                       And many more…




           For more easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorials visit:
                     www.Internet-Lessons.com



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