How do I get an email address?
- Choose one of the web email providers listed below. Look for a "Sign Up" or "New User" button.
- Create a new email address. An email address includes a user name that you create, the @ symbol, and then the email provider's name. For example: JoeBobSmith9864@gmail.com or JMDoe3451345@hotmail.com. Your user name must be unique so be prepared with several options. You may be asked to "check availability" of a user name. If someone already is using the user name you enter, then you may be given a few suggestions that you can use instead. Select one of these or continue to develop your own. You cannot use spaces in your email address but you can use underscores and periods to separate words.
- Create a password for the account. The safest passwords are at least 8 characters in length and include letters, numbers, and symbols. Your password may be rejected if it doesn't meet the requirements laid out by the provider.
- Be sure to write down your new email address and password in a safe place. If you lose your password, you may need to start over and create a new account.
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