Getting an email address is a simple process and with so many different accounts to choose from, there are plenty of options. Some of the biggest contenders are Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo. All of these providers can be used free of charge and enable you to set up an email address quickly and easily.
Hotmail email addresses can be signed up for at www.hotmail.com
or www.live.com. On the home screen you will see the log in menu and an option that says 'Don't have a Hotmail account?'. Next to this you will see a button that says 'Sign Up'. Clicking on the sign up button will take you to a form where you will be able to fill in your personal details and choose an email address. Clicking accept will finish the process and your inbox will retrievable by logging in to the Hotmail website.
Gmail, or Google Mail addresses, can be obtained from their website at gmail.google.com. The option to 'Create an Account' is located underneath the login form on the right hand side of the page. Similarly to a Hotmail account you will need to come up with an email address username and fill in your personal details. Gmail also gives you the option to use in browser GTalk as a messenger.
Yahoo email addresses are becoming more and more popular and are often required for some websites that use Yahoo groups as their forums or discussion boards. Yahoo email addresses can be obtained at www.yahoo.com
. You will have the option to choose between a .com and a .co.uk address as well as making your own username. Underneath the login form there is a button for new users to sign up.
These are just three of the email address providers that are available to you. All of them have competitive features as well as unique properties to make them stand out. They are all free to use and the decision can be made simply on personal taste. There is nothing to stop signing up to all three and deciding on which you like best.