Updated December 20, 2017If you've ever had an email account, you'll be somewhat familiar with the way Gmail works. You receive, send, delete, and archive mail in Gmail just as you would with any other email service. However, if you have ever struggled with an ever-growing inbox and setting up filters to move messages to folders or if you never seemed to find an email in the folder where it belonged, you will appreciate the easy methods for archiving, finding, and labeling of messages that Gmail provides.
If you've never had an email account before, Gmail is a good place to start. It is reliable and free, and it comes with 15GB of email message space for your account. Your email is stored online so you can connect to it from wherever you are over an internet connection and with any of your devices.
How to Get a Gmail AccountYou need Google credentials to log in to a Gmail account. If you already have a Google account, you don't need another one. Click the menu in the top right corner of the Google.com website and click on Gmail to open the email client. If you don't already have a Google account or aren't sure if you have one, go to Google.com and click Sign In in the top right corner. If you have a Google account, Google asks if you want to use it for your Gmail. If so, click it and proceed. If not, click Add account and follow the screen prompts. You may have several Google accounts, but you can only have one Gmail account.
If Google doesn't find any existing accounts for you, you'll see the Google sign-in screen. To make a new account: