How to Make an E-mail Address

E-mail is a fast, easy, and cheap way to keep in touch with the important people in your life, but you need an address to send and receive mail.

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You Will Need

  • Internet access

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Go to site

    Go to the provider you want your e-mail account to be with, such as MSN or Yahoo or Gmail. Find the "Sign Up" link and click on it.

  2. Step 2

    Fill in personal info

    Fill in any personal information that the site requires.

  3. Step 3

    Choose your ID

    Choose your user ID. This is the name or tag that comes before the "at" symbol in your e-mail address and can be your name, nickname, or anything you make up as long as it uses only the permitted characters.

  4. Step 4

    Click check

    Click the Check button to see if the user ID you want has already been taken by someone else.

  5. If the user ID you really want is already taken, try adding a number after it, like your birth year, age, or some other significant figure.

  6. Step 5

    Create a password

    Create a password for your e-mail account. Make it something easy for you to remember, but difficult for someone else to guess.

  7. Step 6

    Finish registration

    Finish your registration. Sometimes this includes creating or answering a security question, accepting the e-mail provider's service agreement, or proving you are actually human by entering a special set of characters.

  8. Step 7

    E-mail your friends

    Now that you have an e-mail address, get busy using the internet to send messages to all your loved ones and friends.

  9. Electronic mail was developed at MIT in the 1960s, years before the internet was created.

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