How to create gmail account
Open the Gmail website. Click the blue "Create an account" button below the login box. This will take you to the "Create your Google Account" page.
Creating a Gmail account creates an Google account that you can use to access other Google products and services.
Come up with a username. Your username will become your new Gmail email address. Have a backup or two handy in case your desired name is already taken. If your username is not available, you will be given several related options, or you can try a different one.
Fill out the rest of the required information. You will need to enter your first and last name, your birthday (for age verification), your gender, your phone number in case you lose access to your account, and a verification email address. You also need to enter which country you reside in.
The mobile phone number is recommended but not required. Google can send you a text in case you lose access to your Gmail account.
Complete the CAPTCHA. This is a verification tool that ensures that a real person is creating the account. If you can't read it, click the refresh button next to the text field to get a new one, or click the speaker button to have it read out loud through your computer speakers.
After you complete the CAPTCHA, select your current location. Choose your country of residence, even if you're planning on using the email elsewhere.
Click Next Step. This will take you to your Google+ profile creation page. All Google accounts create a Google+ account when they are created. Google+ is Google's Social Network, and many of Google's services are linked to it. See this guide for more information on how to get the most out of Google+.
You can choose whether or not you would like to add a picture to your account. This picture will be displayed when other Gmail users receive email from you, and will be associated with all of your Google activity. If you create a YouTube account this picture will show up as your channel icon.
Choose whether or not you want your +1 information shared. This option will tailor the Google +1 icons you see across the web. If you keep the box checked, you will be able to see the sites that your friends +1. The +1 button functions similarly to the Facebook Like button, and shows your connections things you are interested in.
Click Next Step once more. Your Gmail account has been created. You can click the button to return to Gmail, or visit any other Google service. You should be automatically logged in no matter which Google site you visit.
Change the view. There are several different views that you can use for Gmail. These views affect the spacing between each email in your inbox. Click the Gear icon in the upper-right corner of the Gmail window, and select one of the Display Density options: Comfortable, Cozy, and Compact. Comfortable has the most spacing in between each email, while Compact has the least amount of space between each line.
Import your contacts. You can quickly add your contacts from another mail program to Gmail using the Import Contacts tool. You will need to have exported your contacts from your old email program, such as Outlook, as a CSV file. You can also export your Apple contacts in vCard format.
Click the "Gmail" menu in the top-left corner of the window. Select Contacts from the menu that appears.
Click the "Import Contacts..." option at the bottom of the left menu.
Click the Choose File button and select your CSV file. The file will be uploaded and the contacts added to your Gmail address book.
Compose and send an email. Click the red "COMPOSE" button in the upper-left corner of the Gmail window. This will open the New Message window in the bottom left corner. If you prefer the window to be in the center of your screen, click the ? button in the upper-right corner of the New Message window.
Enter the recipient into the "To" field. You can add multiple recipients by separating the addresses with commas.
You can add a "Cc" line, which sends a copy to the recipients you list, as well as a "Bcc" line, which sends copies to the recipients you list but hides their names from the regular recipients.
Enter the subject of your email in the "Subject" field.
Type the body of the email into the large field underneath "Subject". Click the "A" button at the bottom of the window to show the text formatting options. These allow you to change size, font, color and more, just like a word processor.
Click the blue Send button to send the email to the recipients.
Send an attachment. You can attach files up to 25 MB in size to your emails. Gmail supports sending any file type. You can either drag the file directly onto the email you are composing, or you can click the Paperclip button and browse for the file on your computer.
You can attach multiple files to one email, as long as the total size does not exceed 25 MB.
If you want to send a lot of files at once, such as a photo album, compress them all into one archive file to save space and make things easier for your recipient(s).
Dec 07, 2016 |