How to set up a free email account

If you need to open an email account, here is a guide to how to sign up for a few of the most popular email accounts. Lots of sites and internet service providers offer free email accounts, here are three of the most frequently used.

Google

How to sign up for a free Google email account:
  • Go to the Google  (https://www.google.co.uk/webhp
  • Select Gmail from the top right hand side of the screen 
  • Fill in the registration form and click "next steps".
  • A Privacy and Terms declaration will appear, read the terms and click "I agree".
  • You will be presented with a short information tutorial, your account will be active 
Hotmail
 
How to sign up for a free Hotmail email account:
  • Go to the Windows live mail (https://signup.live.com)
  • Fill in your details and click "create account".
  • You will need to select a preferred language and time zone
  • Next you will be presented with a short information tutorial, your email account will be active

Yahoo

How to sign up for a free Yahoo email account:
  • Go to Yahoo mail registration site (https://login.yahoo.com )
  • Select Sign up
  • Enter your preferred username
  • Next enter your details on the short registration page, click "continue"
  • You will need to verify your account by entering your phone number and clicking "text me a code" or "call me with a code"
  • Once you have received a phone call or verified via text message your email account will be active