Delete a Gmail Account
Log in to your Gmail account.
Click on the "Settings" button found near the top of any page of your
View the tabs in your settings and choose the
"Accounts" tab. Click on this tab.
Look over the choices. Choose "Google
Account Settings" which is fourth on the list of choices.
See a pop-up box.
The left-hand side will say "Personal
Information" and the right-hand side will say "My Services."
Next to "My Services," is an "Edit" button, and this is the
button to click on now.
"Delete a Service" and "Close
Account" are the two options on this page.
If you just want to delete Gmail, choose
"Delete Gmail Service."
Answer the questions on the next page and
delete your Gmail account.
Choose "Close Account" if you want
to delete both Gmail and the rest of your Google account.
Both options will delete your Gmail account,
but if you choose "Delete Gmail Service," this option will only
delete your Gmail account.
Create A Yahoo Email Address
Yahoo offers free email accounts with add-ons such as a
calendar, notepad and an automatic organizer.
Your Yahoo account is Web-based, so you can access your
messages anywhere you have an Internet connection.
Once you complete the simple one-page registration form, you
will also have access to all of Yahoo's features.
You can use your new email address to sign into Flickr,
Yahoo Answers, Messenger and a variety of games and fantasy sports leagues.
Click the "Sign Up" link that appears below the "Sign In"
option on the Yahoo homepage to create a new account.
Enter your name, gender, address and birth date on the
Choose your Yahoo username.
Your username will also be your email address. Make sure
"Yahoo.com" is selected from the drop-down list next to the email
Click the "Check" button to see if your desired
email address is available.
Enter your desired password on both of the required lines.
The password must be typed exactly the same on both lines.
You will see a "Password Strength" bar indicating
how difficult your password will be for a hacker to guess.
Select a "secret question" from the drop-down
Yahoo will use this question to verify your identity if you
lose your password.
Enter the answer to the question you chose from the menu.
Repeat this process to choose your second "secret
question" and answer.
There is also an optional line where you can enter an
alternate email address for Yahoo to send you password resetting instructions.
Enter the letters and numbers displayed in the image on the
screen into the "image verification" line.
This proves that you are a human and not an automated script
designed to open new Yahoo accounts.
Click the "Create My Account" button when you are
finished completing all of the input boxes. You will then see your account
details displayed on the screen.
You can print this page for your records, if needed.
Click "Continue" to proceed to your new email