Interest in creating a Gmail account
Regardless of the profile or experience of the user, creating a Gmail account has many advantages. First of all, the Google messaging service is compatible with any type of support: computer, tablet and smartphone. All you need is internet access to use it. The system also offers automatic synchronization to start a task or have the most recent information for each device or peripheral.
With the creation of directories, consultation or classification of emails, the menu interface is ergonomic. Even with basic computer and web browsing knowledge, familiarization with menus and messaging features is quick. This applies both to downloading attachments and to notification and archiving settings.
The storage capacity is estimated at 15 GB for a free account. By committing to a paid solution, such as Google Apps for Work, it increases to 30 GB. This possibility is especially suitable for companies that wish to have dedicated functionalities. For example, control of employee accounts, advanced administration options or personalized assistance available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Gmail messaging is also distinguished by an optimal level of security. This is due to the double validation protocol, the management of passwords, as well as an effective spam filter. An integrated antivirus is also present. Creating a Google account to access Gmail also allows you to benefit from other very practical services. For example, Google Hangouts, Google Drive, Google Sheets or Google Vault. These advantages are valid for both individuals and professionals.
If you don’t have a Gmail account
If you do not have a Google or Gmail account, you will need to go to the Google site. Then, you will proceed as follows to use Gmail:
- Select “Gmail” at the top right of the screen.
- Click on “Create an account” specifying “For me”.
- Fill in your mandatory personal information: surname, first name, name of the mailbox, password, etc.
- Validate with the “Next” tab and enter the additional data: telephone number, date of birth, recovery email address, etc.
You will then click on “Create an account”, then you will confirm the procedure for creating your Gmail (and Google) account. The system assistant will then guide you to configure and personalize your mailbox, in particular for the display mode.
You will not be able to choose a Gmail address name if it is already taken by another user, nor a name that is too similar, or that of a deleted account. In addition, Google reserves certain names for specific uses. For example, the fight against spam.
If you already have a Gmail account
If you already have a Gmail or Google account, just log in with your credentials to access the Gmail email service. On the access page, identify the “Login” option. This is also located at the top right of the screen, near the “Create an account” tab. Enter the name of your e-mail address and validate by clicking on “Next”.
You will then be prompted for your password before you can view, manage, and access Google Mail features. The system is compatible with the principle of private browsing.
In the event of a connection problem, you can try to recover your identifiers or reset them from the “Forgotten email address” option. When creating a Gmail account, you will need to have provided a recovery email address or phone number.
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