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Create a Gmail account: sign up for a free Google Mail email address

Gmail: get a free email address from Google Gmail sign up is completely free: anyone can get an "@gmail.com" or "@googlemail.com" email address (see the difference between Gmail and Google Mail). This free email tutorial explains how to create a Gmail account in just a few minutes. If you already have a Gmail account, and just want to sign up for another email address, you may need to first sign out (depending on your settings, you may automatically be logged in to Google).

Tip: to get a much more detailed step-by-step approach, check out our "Create Gmail Account" tutorial (new window). It also reflects design changes Google made to the sign-up form!

Create your Gmail email address

Follow these steps to sign up for Gmail and get your own email address:

Password reset and recovery

The next few fields in the sign up form are very important, since the information you fill in will be used in case you forget your Gmail password - be sure to avoid typos, and type everything in lowercase letters (a good habit that will avoid troubles with capitalization).

Finalize sign up and get your Gmail address!

Finally, type in the verification code, and review the Gmail terms of use. To complete the Gmail sign up process, activate and get your free email address you chose, click on the "I accept. Create my account" button at the very bottom.

If you entered all your account information correctly, without omitting any text fields, Google will display the successful Gmail sign up confirmation page: this means that you now have your own Gmail email address, and can start using it right away!

Gmail sign up process complete - start using you new email address

To access your new email address, click on the blue "Show me my account" button: you are automatically signed in to your new account, and your Gmail inbox will load, and include one or more emails from Google to help you get started with Gmail:

Automatically signed in to your new Gmail account

You have successfully signed up and created your Gmail account: you can now start getting familiar with the way Gmail works throughout the next tutorials (listed in the left).

Google Mail / Gmail Tutorial Gmail vs. Google Mail Create a Gmail account Change password Gmail Sign in Gmail Login Gmail Sign out Send a plain text email Compose emails full screen Delete an email message Delete multiple emails Recover a deleted email Add an email signature Gmail Labels (email folders) Create a new label Add new label to several emails Rename labels Temporarily hide a label Delete a label Remove a label from an email Change label color Add a custom color to a label Remove the color of a label Show emails with same label Hide emails from your inbox Gmail Contacts Gmail Contacts (Address Book) Create a contact Add email sender as contact Edit a contact's information Delete a contact Show / hide contacts' pictures Change # of contacts per page Remove duplicate contacts Import contacts into Gmail Backup / export Gmail contacts Configure Gmail Settings Change theme and colors Change Gmail language Change number of emails/page Add a picture to your profile Disable keyboard shortcuts Use secure Gmail (HTTPS) Turn off Conversation View Temporarily disable signature How much storage do I get?
Tutorial last updated on August 11, 2013
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