How to Create a Gmail Account

Not so long ago Gmail registration could only be done through invitations from users who already had a verified Google web account. This rule has since changed, allowing anybody to sign up to Gmail with limited restrictions.

Gmail accounts can be created through a user’s Google account if one already exists or by completing Gmail’s simple registration process.

It’s easy to create a new free Gmail email account, whether you want a new email address a different username or more storage for your messages. A Gmail account offers these and a robust spam filter. You can use it to access your existing email accounts and profit from Gmail eliminating the junk. You can also use it to archive old mail or as a backup.

To set up a new Gmail email account:

  1. Visit Create your Google Account for Gmail.
  2. Enter your first and last name in the Name
  3. Type your desired username under Choose your username.
    Your Gmail email address will be your username followed by “@com.” If your Gmail username is “example,” for instance, your Gmail address is “example@gmail.com.”
  4. If Gmail lets you know that your desired username is not available, enter a different desired name under Choose your username or click one of the proposals under
  5. Enter a password for your Gmail account under both Create a password and confirm your password. Pick an email password that is difficult to guess.
    For enhanced security, you should later enable two-factor authentication for your Gmail account.
  6. Enter your birth date and gender in the fields provided.
  7. Optionally, enter your mobile phone number and an alternate email addressfor account verification and authorization. Google uses this information to protect your privacy and to allow you to recover a lost password.
  8. Type the characters in the captcha picture to prove you’re not a robot.
  9. Select your country or location.
  10. Click Next Step.
  11. Examine Google’s terms of service and the Gmail privacy policy and click I Agree.
  12. Type the characters in the captcha picture to prove you’re not a robot.
  13. Click Continue to Gmail.

Access the Gmail Account and Your Other Existing Email

You can access Gmail on the web, and you can also set it up in desktop and mobile email programs.

Gmail vs. Google vs. Google Plus

In creating a Gmail account, you automatically create a Google account, which allows you to access other personalized services such as YouTube, Android, and Google Plus, Google’s social network.

How To Access Your Gmail Inbox

As soon as you have registered in Gmail, you will be directed to your inbox. There, you will see that you have already received your first email: a welcome email from the Gmail team.

At the top of your inbox, you’ll see that three tabs have been created for you to help you in your email management: Home, Social Networks and Promotions. These filters are not mandatory — Gmail offers its users many options for inbox customization, including creating customized filters and labels as well as a personal signature. These options may be found in your account settings.

How to send an email to multiple people

Sending a message to more than one person via email is a quick method of getting your information across. You only have to type the main text once, so that the minutes of your meeting or your prize-winning photo can go to everyone at the press of a button.

This guide explains how to send an email to more than one recipient using a Gmail account. However, this information is relevant to the majority of email accounts.

You’ll need:

  • a computer that is connected to the internet
  • an email account set up and ready to send and receive emails.

Follow these step-by-step instructions to send an email to multiple people

Step 1: Log in to your email account so that you are on the dashboard (main page) of your mail account.

Step 2: Click COMPOSE.

Step 3: A new email window will open. In the ‘To’ address box, type in the first recipient’s email address. Then type a comma and make a space, to separate this address from the next email address. Type in the second address and continue, inserting a comma and a space between each subsequent address.

You may find that other email applications, such as Microsoft Outlook, use a semi-colon (;) instead of a comma to separate each email address.

Step 4: You might want to include someone else in your email just to ‘keep them in the loop’. You can do this by clicking Cc or Bcc, which will open another field. ‘Cc’ means ‘carbon copy’ and ‘Bcc’ means ‘blind carbon copy’. Adding an email address to the ‘Cc’ field means that that person will receive a copy of the email and all other recipients will see their email address. If an email address is put into the ‘Bcc’ field, the person will get a copy of the email but no other recipient will see that address.

If you are sending the same email to lots of different people, it’s a good idea to put all the email addresses in the ‘Bcc’ field to keep your ‘mailing list’ confidential. That way, there’s no chance that it could fall into the hands of a spammer or hacker.

Step 5: Now type in the subject of your email and the text of your message.

Step 6: Click the blue Send button when you’re ready.

Step 7: If you want to reply to an email but add more recipients to the ‘To’ box, follow Steps 3 to 6 above once you have clicked on Reply and the email has been opened.