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How to Set Up Email on a Laptop

Updated February 21, 2017

Most information is now passed electronically, making it especially important to have an e-mail account. E-mail accounts are used with anything from verifications to correspondence. As long as you have a computer like a laptop connected to the Internet, it is possible to set up an e-mail account in only a few minutes and free of charge.

Open the Internet browser on the laptop and navigate to an e-mail provider you want to use. Some sites include Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo! and AOL.

Select "Create Account" and the account creation page loads onto the screen.

Type in your desired username. If the username is already taken, you are informed via onscreen prompt. If this occurs, you need to select a different username.

Create a password, then input the other desired information, including name, birth date and a reminder question and answer, just in case you forget your password.

Select "Submit" and the new e-mail account is created.

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Greyson Ferguson is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in film and television. He currently resides in Lansing, Michigan where he works on independent film projects and writes for numerous publications. Ferguson primarily focuses on computer and electronic articles. Greyson produces TheDailyUpbeat.com, focusing on only upbeat news stories with daily updates.