How to set up an email address

Setting up an email account is easy, and it’s free. You can choose from a range of email providers who will let you create a unique email address.

You can register for an email account on sites such as (run by Microsoft), Gmail (run by Google), Yahoo! Mail and AOL Mail – but there are loads of others to choose from.

The sign-up process for most email accounts is quite similar. You click on ‘Log in’ or ‘Sign up’ on your selected site. As an example, the video below shows you exactly how you can register an email address with Gmail.