Since its introduction in 2004, Google Mail (Gmail) has grown to become one of the most used emailing and communication services worldwide for many reasons. First, its services are free. You do not have to buy any application or software, or pay hefty monthly or yearly subscription fees to send and receive emails. Second, unlike many comparable services that have a steep learning curve, Gmail is relatively easier to use.
Once you have logged into your account and accessed the mail interface, all you have to do is point and click to read mail, compose mail, and send mail to your chosen contact(s). Finally, the many add-on services bundled into Gmail accounts enable users to read documents online. You can also backup documents in the cloud via Google Drive and get directions from within Gmail via its bundled Maps application. To enjoy the foregoing and other benefits, follow these three steps to open a Gmail account:
Step 1: Preparation
Before you attempt to open a Gmail account, there are several essential details that you must have at your disposal for the process to go smoothly. You will need and a computer with internet. You will also need personal details such as your name and sex, a phone number (not required), and a strong password.
Step 2: Set Up
Once you have accessed or decided on the information you will use in Gmail, the next step is to set up your personal account. This is not as complicated as many people think. Power your computer, open its browser, and load www.gmail.com uniform resource locator (URL). On the page that opens, browse to the bottom and click the “Create an account” hyperlink.
Once done, another page will open with a sign up form in which you must input your names (first and surname), a username, your birthday, a password, your country of residence, your phone number, and other details. Locate the list that you generated in step 1 and fill the form. Make sure that your details are as accurate as possible. You should also make sure that you choose a strong password (with a mixture of characters and number) to keeps your personal information and emails secure once you start using Gmail.
Step 3: Customization
If you inputted the correct information and your account set up process completed successfully, customize your account by doing the following: on the “Create your Profile” page that opens, click add photo and upload a photograph to your Gmail account. This is important, especially if you will be using the account for work and or want contacts to recognize your mails on the outset. Finish the process to sign into your new Gmail account automatically.
From within Gmail, make further adjustments to your account if needed. Via the settings tab, you can change the theme and background of your inbox. You can also add a signature, import mail contacts from your other email addresses, or add contacts, phone numbers, and physical addresses in your account manually.
In today’s digital era where emails have become one of the most preferred modes of communication, Gmail is one of the most recommended services because of its ease of use, security, flexibility, and colossal storage space offered. It is also reliable and very easy to open and maintain. Simply follow the highlighted three steps to have a working free Gmail account in a few minutes.