This page will help you to create an email account. The video to the right contains quick and easy to follow instructions for setting up a Gmail account.
Below, you will find links to several different free email services. You will also find more detailed step-by-step instructions for creating a Gmail account.
Creating a GMAIL Account
Your first and last name is often a good choice.
For example if your name is John Smith, you could create this username: John.Smith@gmail.com
It is important to pick an appropriate username, because it will be your email address. You want to be able to send emails to teachers, employers, future colleagues, colleges, and friends without feeling embarrassed. Your username not only makes it easy for people to tell who you are when you email them, but an appropriate username lets people know that they should take you seriously.
Imagine emailing a professor from the email address:
Imagine emailing a future employer from the email address:
Imagine emailing a friend's parent from the email address:
Some usernames seem okay at the time when you pick them, but as you grow up, they appear silly and make you look young and unimportant. Names like:
make people think twice about what you are capable of and your ability to evaluate important situations.