As part of a upcoming training session for Library staff I am helping a colleague with, here is a tutorial I prepared on how to get yourself a free Gmail account.
I am also doing tutorials on iGoogle, Google Gadgets, Google Reader, and how to place these on your iGoogle homepage.
I will post them when completed!
Get yourself a free Gmail email address
Log into www.mail.google.com/
Click on Sign up for Gmail
Type your First name
Type your Last name
Type in your desired login name
Click on Check availability!
Type in your desired password
It must be at least 8 characters, choose something you will remember
Ideally you should choose something with a good strength
This will tell you how strong your password is:
Re-enter your password
Tick Remember me on this computer, not if it is a shared computer though!
Tick Enable Web History
Choose a Security Question from the drop down arrow
Type your answer
Type in a Secondary email if you have one
Your location is Australia
Type the characters you see in the picture
Read the Terms of Service if you wish to do so
Read the three things you really should know
Click on I’m ready – show me my account
Click on the “settings” link in the upper-right corner of your screen
Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on Always use https
Click on Save Changes
Congratulations, you now have a Gmail account
Spend some time exploring your mail options
Don’t forget to sign out when you have finished!