Click on an E-Mail provider at
Find the link that says join or
directions on the screen - User Name
- Begin with a letter, and use only letters (a-z),
numbers (0-9), the underscore (_), and no spaces.
You may have to choose something
unusual because many user names have already been used. Try adding
numbers. Most providers will offer suggestions if your desired name is
Password - usually at least 8 characters long, no spaces.
Some companies ask you for letters and numbers both.
have chosen a name, most providers will let you check availability before
you submit and will even offer alternates.
or Security Question - If you forget
your password, the company will ask you for the answer to your secret question. Choose one
like "what is my first child's middle name?"
will usually be a section where you must interpret letters from an image
and type what you see. If you cannot read the word, reload the page and
try again. Some words are easier to distinguish.
Gmail asks for a mobile telephone number to text
a confirmation code to. You may also opt to have a voice message sent to
a land line.