Creating an Email ID

By Jessica Frame

Updated September 28, 2017

Items you will need

  • Computer

  • Internet

  • Paper

  • Pen

Internet access is everywhere, with many public places offering free Wi-Fi for any personal computer, making communication with others much easier and faster. Creating an email ID is a free way to stay in touch with family and friends. Free email accounts are available from many of the top providers. If you don’t already have an email ID, you may easily create one with a few keys strokes and clicks of a mouse.

Turn on the computer and connect to the Internet using the web browser provided on your computer.

Type the web address for the website you wish to use in order to create your email ID. There are a number of different websites to use, if you don’t have a website in mind go to a search engine and type in the words "free email." The search will yield plenty of email providers from which to choose.

Click the "Register for Account" or "Sign Up" button to begin creating your ID. These choices are located on the main page underneath the login and password areas.

Enter your personal information requested by the email service provider.

Enter a "user name"—or email ID—and a password. When you have decided on an email ID, click the button next to it that says "Check Availability." If the email ID you have chosen isn’t available you will be offered available options, but you may try a different ID. Password requirements vary; follow the instructions of the provider.

Click "submit." You will be redirected to your new email inbox.


Create an email ID and a password that are easy to remember, but write them down and keep them in a safe place just in case you forget.


Never enter any personal information such as your physical address or Social Security number. No legitimate email providers ask for this.