How to Set Up Your New Gmail Account

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Generally speaking, Gmail functions in the same way as any other email service in terms of receiving, sending, deleting, and archiving messages. Aside from that, Gmail provides simple capabilities for archiving, finding, and categorizing messages. Learn how to set up a new Gmail account in this tutorial.

  • What Exactly Is Gmail and How Does It Work?
  • How to Create a Google Mail Account (with Steps)
  • Instructions on How to Configure Gmail
  • How to Make Use of Gmail
  • How to Make Labels

What Exactly Is Gmail and How Does It Work?

Gmail is a free email service provided by Google. Documents, Drive, and YouTube are all integrated with Google services.

A component of Google Workspace, the company’s collection of productivity applications, Gmail is also available on its own. Google Workspace is available to everyone who has a free Google account, with Gmail serving as the central hub of communication and collaboration. A number of additional business-level services are available with Google Workspace memberships.

Gmail also provides an HTML-based version known as Gmail Basic, as well as a mobile version known as Gmail.

If you’ve never had an email account before, Gmail is a great place to begin your email journey. Because it’s free, it’s dependable, and it comes with 15 GB of storage space for your messages, however that 15 GB also includes all of your Google Photos, Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets, Google Slides, Drawings, Forms, and Jamboard files, so you’ll have plenty of room. Nonetheless, 15 GB is a reasonable amount of free storage, and you can always upgrade to a larger amount of storage from Google at a later time.

Because your email is stored in the cloud, you may access it from any device that has an internet connection, including mobile devices.

How to Create a Google Mail Account (with Steps)

First and foremost, you must register for an account with Google in order to begin the process of creating a new Gmail account.

  1. Go to and click on the Create an account button.
  2. You may be asked to select an account if you have used another Google account in the past with your browser, which is normal. To access the sign-in screen, go to the bottom of the page and click Use another account.
  3. Select Create a new account > For myself from the drop-down menu.
  4. Fill out the relevant information and then click the Next button to continue.
  5. Fill out the required information and then click on the Next button. Then, you need to agree to the Google’s privacy statement.
  6. You will be transferred to your new Gmail inbox as soon as possible. You’ll notice a message from Google in your inbox, which contains important information about how to use Gmail effectively.

Instructions on How to Configure Gmail

Once you have finished reading the introductory content, you can begin customizing your account. To include a photograph that will be visible to other Gmail users, for example, choose Add profile photo from the drop-down menu.

In order to alter the colours and layout of the Gmail interface, go to Settings > Inbox Type for the layout and Settings > Theme for the colours and then click Save.

If you have another email account, go to Settings > All Settings > Accounts and Import > Import mail and contacts to connect it to your new Gmail account.

If you have another email account, go to Settings > All Settings > Accounts and Import > Import mail and contacts to connect it to your new Gmail account.

How to Make Use of Gmail

  • To send a new Gmail message, select Compose from the drop-down menu.
  • To designate a communication as significant, click on the Star icon next to it in the message list.
  • In other to remove messages from your inbox, select the message and then click Archive (the folder with a downward arrow) or Delete (the button with a cross) (the trashcan).
  • The act of moving a message to the trash does not automatically delete it from the system. To permanently delete a message, navigate to your trash folder by selecting Trash from the left-hand pane and pressing the Empty Trash button right away.
  • Gmail can be closed by selecting your profile icon (or image) in the top-right corner and then clicking Sign out.

How to Make Labels

Gmail labels make it easier to keep track of what’s in your inbox. While viewing a message, click the Label icon and select from the list of available possibilities, or click Create new to create unique labels from scratch.

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