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How to Create Mail ID: Create Gmail ID, Outlook ID, Yahoo ID and Proton Mail ID on desktop and mobile

Having an email id is essential if you have a smartphone or laptop. An email id will be useful for several personal and professional works. It can be used for any official purpose like for government work, bank update, work update, personal work and much more. There are a handful of good options for creating an email account or email ID. If you are new to the world of email, in this guide you will learn step by step how to create a new email account.

There are some great options out there when it comes to email clients. We’ll take a look at some of the most popular like Google’s Gmail, Microsoft’s Outlook, Yahoo, and ProtonMail. Although all of them are free, ProtonMail offers a few premium plans, which provide access to more storage space and other features. We will see how one can create email accounts on the computer as well as on mobile phones. Let’s see how to create an email id with different email clients one by one.

Also Read: Reset Mail Password: How to Reset Outlook ID, Proton Mail and Yahoo Mail Password

How to Create a Gmail ID

One of the most popular email clients is Google’s Gmail. It is a must for all Android smartphone users as it is important to access all Google apps like Google Play and services. Once registered, you will also have access to 15 GB of Google Drive storage, which can be used to store your images, videos, emails, etc.

How to Create a Gmail ID on a Computer

  1. Go to the Google account creation page
  2. Fill in your name, surname, username and password
  3. Click Next
  4. Enter a phone number and recovery ID (although these are optional, we suggest you fill them in)
  5. Choose your date of birth and gender
  6. Click Next
  7. Follow the on-screen steps to set up your account
  8. Once these steps are done, your Gmail ID will be created
  9. Use the account you created to sign in to Gmail

If a certain username is already taken, you will need to take another username.

How to Create a Gmail ID on Mobile

  1. Visit the Google account creation page
  2. On the next screen you will get all the Gmail IDs present on your phone, tap on “Add account to device”
  3. Here, tap on “Create an account” > “For me”
  4. Enter your first and last name
  5. Enter date of birth and gender
  6. On the next screen, you can either select one of the two suggested Gmail IDs or tap “Create your own Gmail address” to manually add a Gmail username/id.
  7. Click next
  8. Enter the password and on the next screen, read the onscreen instructions and tap “Yes, I’m in”
  9. Enter a phone number and recovery ID (although these are optional, we suggest you fill them in)
  10. Click Next
  11. Follow the on-screen steps to set up your account
  12. Once these steps are done, your Gmail ID will be created
  13. Use the account you created to sign in to Gmail

Also Read: How to Recover Gmail Password Without Phone Number or Recovery Email

How to Create an Outlook ID

Outlook from Microsoft is popular with people from the IT world as most of the companies in India use Microsoft suite work. Microsoft offers 15 GB of email storage space per free Outlook.com account, and Microsoft 365 subscribers get 50 GB of space.

How to Create an Outlook ID on a Computer

  1. Visit the Microsoft Outlook sign-up page
  2. Click on the button “Create a free account”
  3. Enter the username you want to have with your Outlook account
  4. From the drop-down list, select the drop-down arrow to change from Outlook.com to Outlook.in or hotmail.com (since we’re creating the Outlook ID, we’ll stick with Outlook.com here)
  5. Select Next
  6. Enter the password for your newly created password and click “Next”
  7. On the next screen, fill in your first and last name, then click Next
  8. Choose your country and date of birth, click Next
  9. Solve a simple puzzle to prove you’re not a robot
  10. Once done, your Outlook ID will be created and you will be redirected to your Outlook homepage

How to Create an Outlook ID on Mobile

  1. Download and install the Outlook application
  2. Open the app and select “Create a new account”
  3. Tap “Get a new email address”
  4. Enter the username you want to have with your Outlook account
  5. From the drop-down list, select the drop-down arrow to change from Outlook.com to Outlook.in or hotmail.com (since we’re creating the Outlook ID, we’ll stick with Outlook.com here)
  6. Enter the password and press “Next”
  7. Fill in your first and last name, then tap Next
  8. Choose your country and date of birth, press Next
  9. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the registration process
  10. Once done, your Outlook ID will be created and you will be redirected to your Outlook homepage

Also read: How to recall mail in Outlook or unsend email message in Outlook 365 app and web

How to Create a Proton Mail ID

Proton is a privacy-centric email client with end-to-end encrypted email service with free and paid plans. The free plan offers 1 GB of total space, 1 email address, 3 folders and labels, and 150 messages per day. On the other hand, the paid plans offer 15/500 GB of total storage, up to 15 email addresses, unlimited messages, unlimited folders, labels and filters.

H3: How to Create Proton Mail ID on Computer

  1. Visit the ProtonMail Webpage
  2. Click on “Get Proton for free”
  3. Enter your username and password and click Create Account
  4. On the next screen you need to verify by Captcha, SMS or email
  5. Once verified, enter your “Display Name”
  6. Enter a phone number and recovery ID (although these are optional, we suggest you fill it in) and click “save selection”
  7. Select ProtonMail from the list
  8. Your Proton ID will be created and you will be redirected to the homepage

How to Create a Proton Email ID on Mobile

  1. Download and install the Proton app
  2. Tap “Create Account”
  3. Select the free plan
  4. Enter your username and press create account
  5. Enter the password and confirm it, then tap Set Password
  6. Follow the on-screen steps to set up your account
  7. Your Proton ID will be created and you will be redirected to the homepage

How to Create a Yahoo Mail ID

Yahoo is one of the oldest email providers and a longtime rival of Google and Microsoft. You can sign up for Yahoo for the web or use its mobile app as well. The main advantage over the competition comes in the form of a storage offer. Yahoo offers a whopping 1TB (1000GB) of free storage with the free account, which is way ahead of the competition and way more than a normal user would ever need. If you plan to store a large amount of data such as documents, emails, music, videos, and media, this is the way to go. Yahoo also offers virus protection and spam sorting.

How to Create Yahoo Mail ID on Computer

  1. Visit the Yahoo account creation page
  2. Enter full name, email address, password and date of birth
  3. Click “Continue”
  4. Enter your phone number for recovery
  5. A new OTP will be sent to the mobile number, enter it to verify
  6. Follow the on-screen steps to set up your account
  7. Your Yahoo ID will be created

How to create a yahoo email id on mobile

  1. Download and install the Yahoo Mail app
  2. Press “Register” present at the bottom of the screen
  3. Enter full name, email address, password and date of birth
  4. Click “Continue”
  5. Enter your phone number for recovery
  6. A new OTP will be sent to the mobile number, enter it to verify
  7. Follow the on-screen steps to set up your account
  8. Your Yahoo ID will be created

FAQs:

How many email addresses can I create?

There is no limit to the number of email addresses or IDs you can create. You can create as many as you want.

How old do I have to be to get an email?

13 is the minimum age to manage your own Google, Outlook and Proton Mail account. On the other hand, on Yahoo, if you are between 13 and 17 years old, you can create a child account where it will be managed by a family account.

What if I’m 12 and want an email?

If you are under 13, you can still sign up and create an account, but once you enter your date of birth, you will be asked to enter your parent’s email id for verification. This means that for those under 13, it is mandatory to have a parent email id.

Can I use two email addresses in one Gmail account?

The answer is yes, but it uses a trick called the Gmail Plus address. Also, there are some additional tricks like Gmail dot blinding and address aliases with which you can create multiple email addresses with some subtle changes.

Also read: Gmail Sign Out: How to Sign Out of Gmail or Google Account on Your Phone and Computer

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