How to Set Up Email on a Laptop

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How to Set Up Email on a Laptop
Set up your own e-mail account for free. (e-mail image by Hao Wang from

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.

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  1. 1

    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.

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

    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.

  4. 4

    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.

  5. 5

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

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