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Make the most of e-mail, instant messaging, and text messaging with these tutorials.
You Will Need
- Internet access
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.
Fill in personal info
Fill in any personal information that the site requires.
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.
Click the Check button to see if the user ID you want has already been taken by someone else.
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.
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.
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.