Make a New ID on Gmail.com

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Make a New ID on Gmail.com
Create a new account on Gmail to obtain another e-mail address. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Making an e-mail ID on Gmail is a simple process. Creating a Gmail account will also give you access to other Google products, using the same user name and password that you use for Gmail. Creating a Gmail account is free and you can have multiple accounts if you wish, as long as you use different user names for each account.

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Where to Go

Using a computer with Internet access, navigate to mail.google.com. Click on the "Create an Account" button and you're transferred to a new page with the registration form. If you already have a Google user ID, click on "If you already have a Google Account, you can sign in here," located on the Gmail registration page, to add Gmail to your Google products using that ID.

Choose an ID

Decide on your user ID, which will be used as part of your e-mail address. The user name that you choose will be the start of your e-mail, followed by "@gmail.com." Insert the user ID that you want in the field called "Desired Login Name" on the signup sheet, and then press the button to ensure that the name you want is available. If it's not available, choose a different ID and check again.

Choose a Password

Enter a password that you'll remember, and incorporate numbers or other characters to increase the security of your password if possible. The Gmail signup page has a password strength indicator that will inform you if your password is strong or weak. Your password must be at least eight characters long. Keep your password safe, since you will use it to log in to Gmail and any other Google products.

Complete Registration

Fill in the remainder of the registration form, including your name, location, birth date and alternate e-mail address. The alternate e-mail is used to verify your account and also in the event that you forget your password or user name. Below the password section, you can check a box if you wish to remain signed in. Don't check the box to remain signed in if you're using a public or shared computer. You can also opt in or out of the Web History button. If you check the box beside "Enable Web History," Google will remember your search terms to improve the search service. If you don't want that service, leave the box unchecked. To finalise the registration, choose a security question and agree to the terms of service and then type in the word verification before hitting the "I Accept" button.

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