Create an Email Address

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No more snail mail. Modern technology now makes it possible for fast and reliable messaging that people have access to almost instantly. Snail mail takes days, and sometimes even weeks, to be delivered to the recipient, whereas having an email address guarantees a quick virtual door-to-door mailing.

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In curriculum vitae, job seekers are required to provide an email address. This email address serves as the mailbox of the worker. Updates and announcements are sent through it, along with private messages. Just like it is imperative for people to have a phone, a person who wants to deal with the world of technology must also have an email address. So, how does one create an email address?

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What's an Email Address?

An email address identifies an email box to which email messages are delivered. This article covers modern Internet email, but many earlier email systems used different address formats. An email address such as John.Smith@example.com is made up of a local part, an @ sign, then a domain part.

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Short for electronic mail, e-mail or email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent through a network to a specified individual or group of individuals. The first e-mail was sent by Ray Tomlinson in 1971. By 1996, more electronic mail was being sent than postal mail.

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Email addresses serve a lot of purpose, from office work to school work, and much more. It serves as a virtual messenger that lets you send messages, images, videos or other attachments to another email. Basically, you are able to communicate virtually with just about anyone, almost anywhere, through the use of email.

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Email Providers

There are a lot of email providers on the web that let you create your own address using their domain. For beginners, you must keep in mind that you should only create your email address on a website that can be trusted.

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You can set up free email addresses using major email providers such as Gmail and Yahoo Mail. There are a lot of other email providers out there as well, but we will provide the steps in creating email addresses using these two.

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YahooMail

Yahoo Mail is the mail messenger provided by Yahoo.

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Here are the steps to create an email account in YahooMail.

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    Type in the web address - www.yahoomail.com .
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    Of course, you can't log in without a registered account first.
    On the Yahoo Mail page, click "Create New Account" to proceed to the registration.
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    You will now be transferred to the page where the registration form is.
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    Fill in the details that are needed.
    Be careful with the information you are submitting. If this is an email address that you will be using for work, every detail should be provided with utmost honesty. If this address will only be used on some minor websites, you can leave some details blank, unless it is required.
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    For choosing a secure but easy to remember password, you can proceed here Create Secure but Easy to Remember Passwords.
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    Now, think of your email address.
    Keep in mind that in creating an email address, you have to consider the formality and informality. If needed for work, your email address should be presentable and professional such as namesurnamenumber@yahoo.com and charlottesummers20@yahoo.com.
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    Create your account!
    After filling in the form, you will now be able to create your account. Go click "Create Account"!
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    You now have an email address in YahooMail.
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    From here, it will be up to you if you want to personalize your account.
    You can also do it later on.
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    Here is what your email account looks like in YahooMail.
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Gmail

Gmail is short for Google Mail.

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This is the mail messenger provided by Google. Here are the steps to create an email account in Gmail.

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    Type the web address in the address bar - www.gmail.com .
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    Again, you cannot log in without a registered account first in Gmail.
    To register, click "Create an account" to proceed to the registration in the Gmail page.
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    From here, you will now be transferred to the page where the registration form is.
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    Fill in the details that are needed.
    Be careful with the information you are submitting. If this is an email address that you will be using for work, every detail should be provided with utmost honesty. If this address will only be used on some minor websites, you can leave some details blank unless it is required.
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    For choosing a secure but easy to remember password, you can proceed to Create Secure but Easy to Remember Passwords.
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    Now, think of your email address.
    Keep in mind that in creating an email address, you have to consider the formality and informality. If needed for work, your email address should be presentable and professional such as namesurnamenumber@gmail.com and charlottesummers22@gmail.com.
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    Create your account!
    After filling in the form, you will now be able to create your account. Go click "Next step"!
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    You will now be directed to a page where you can personalize your account.
    You can also do it later on. After this, click "Next step".
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    You now have an email address in Gmail.
    To proceed further on, click "Continue to Gmail".
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    Here is what your email account looks like in Gmail.
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Keep in Mind

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    Treat your email account as you would a diary.
    Do not, as much as possible, let anyone else access your email account. Don't give your passwords to anyone or any websites.
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    Protect your account from spam.
    Delete unnecessary mail or junk mail immediately.
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    If a mail is from an unknown source, be wary of it.
    Some emails contain viruses that may damage your computer.
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    Clean your inbox regularly.
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    You can sort your messages through the use of folders.
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    Don't lose your password.
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    Check it regularly.
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