The next thing to do is to set up a Google account. Now, if you’ve already got a Google account then just bear with me here but we’re going to create a Google account from scratch. We’re going to do it in my Internet Explorer browser so it doesn’t interfere with the Google account I’m already logged in to.
Google Free Account Creation
In Sign in, what we’re going to say is “Create an Account for Free” and it’s really simple. If you go to mail.google.com, you start off with this and if you already have an account, then you can log in but if you don’t have an account, here’s where you create an account. That’s what we’ll do, we’ll create that account. I’m going to use firstname.lastname@example.org and fill these out.
We’re not going to set Google as the default homepage in this case and now we have this horrible “prove or not a robot” then next step. Here we are, we’ve got our Google site created, we have a Google account now. If we continue on to Gmail, we’re going to have to work here anyway so there’s our Gmail inbox.