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To sign up for Gmail, create a Google Account. You can use the username and password to sign in to Gmail and other Google products like YouTube, Google Play, and Google Drive.

 

Sign up for a Gmail account.

  1. Go to the Google Account creation page.
  2. Follow the steps on the screen to set up your account.
    • Type your First Name in the First name field
    • Type your Last name in the Last name field (providing your last name is optional)
    • Click Next

    • Select your birthday from the Month, Day, and Year drop-down fields.
    • Select your gender from the Gender field.
    • Click Next
  3. Type a username you'd like to use for your Gmail address; You can use a combination of letters, numbers, and periods.

    IMPORTANT: You may not get your first choice for a username, so it is important to be flexible and creative when selecting an easily identifiable username.

    You won't be able to get a certain Gmail address if the username you requested is:
    • Already being used.
    • Very similar to an existing username (for example, if example@gmail.com already exists, you can't use examp1e@gmail.com).
    • The same as a username that someone used in the past and then deleted.
    • Reserved by Google to prevent spam or abuse.

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  4. You can use your new account to sign in to Gmail.

 

 

This information was acquired from the Gmail support site: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/56256?hl=en