In addition to offering an enormous 15 GB of storage, its smart filters automatically move messages detected as spam out of your inbox.
You first need a Google Account to sign up for Gmail.
This username and password can also be used to sign in to other Google products like YouTube, Google Play, and Google Drive.
A minor drawback to the email’s popularity is there’s a good chance your first-choice username will already be taken.
And for understandable reasons you cannot have a name very similar to an existing username.
To open Gmail, you can login from a computer, or add your account to the Gmail app on your phone or tablet.
Simply search for www.gmail.com on your computer, and select Create Account.
Then enter your Google Account email or phone number and password.
You will then proceed to another screen where you will be asked to provide additional information, including your date of birth, full name, password and chosen email address.
Next you will have to confirm Google’s terms of service have been read with a click of the mouse.
The next step is a section dedicated to creating recovery settings in the eventuality your username or password are ever forgotten.
Simply answer a few questions only you know the answer to, such as “what is the name of your first pet?”
These exist so that Google can let you back into your account knowing that it is actually you.
Once all this is completed hit done, and you are good to go.
For security reasons, it is highly recommended you alway sign out of computers used by others.
Doing this is also easy – just click on your initials in the right-hand of the screen, and an option to sign out will pop up which you click.