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Getting a Google Email Account

Introduction

Google is the most popular search engine and also is one of the most popular email hosting providers. Gmail is Google's email service and it provides email service to over 350 million people. Google email is a free service, it does not require any type of fee and practically allows anyone to sign up for an account.

History

Google email AKA Gmail has been around since April 2004. Google email was invented and designed by a man named Paul Buchheit and has come a long way since it's public release date. Google email now has plenty of other features such as Google Calendar, Google Buzz, Google Talk and many other Google Apps.

How to Get A Google Email Account

In order to get your own free Google email account, you'll just need to go to the official Gmail website. Once on the official website, click 'create an account'. You then will need to supply Google email with the information they ask of you. Remember, Google email is completely free but in order to get an account, you need to register for one. You will need to enter your first and last name, along with your desired log in name. Also, you will need provide them google email with a password, security question, recovery email address, location and birthday. You also will need to agree to their terms of service. Once you hit 'I accept, create my account', you then will have your own google email account. You will automatically be redirected to your own private google email account, where you can explore all the features and personalize your email account. When you're doing changes to your google email account, make sure you just click 'save' in order for your changes to go into effect.

Tips and comments

If you prefer not to share all your personal information when signing up for Google email, then you can simply just make up a first and last name, as well as a birthday and your location. Some people like their privacy and that's completely understandable. Some other great features for Google email is that they are completely spam free. This means, Gmail will block spam before it even gets to your in-box. Google email also has a great search technology behind it, making it easier for you to locate any email or chat message from the past. Along with that, google email is a great email service provider for those who like organized and un-cluttered emails, as Gmail will automatically group your emails into specific conversations.

You also could use the Google email chat program, which allows you to chat one on one and in real time, with anyone who is in your address book or contact list. You also can get google email on your phone, all you need to do is direct your browser to gmail and you can instantly check your google email, whenever you want. All of these features within one email provider is the reason why Google email AKA Gmail is such a popular provider. The absolute best part of it all, is that it's all for free!

By Nicole Marie, published at 02/28/2012
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