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Gmail 101: A Beginners Tutorial to Gmail Sign Up, Login, Inbox and Filters

A Gmail account is a must-have for every business. It is a free service provided by Google that provides you with an email address, storage space, and the ability to access your email from any computer or smartphone. There are many benefits to having a Gmail account. Here are some of the most popular ones:

  • You can have 15GB of storage space for your emails.

  • You can access your email from any computer or smartphone.

  • You can use GSuite which has many features that make it easier to manage your work and personal life.

  • It is very easy to use and you don't need to know how to code in order to use it effectively.

Create a Gmail account

Gmail is a free service provided by Google through which you can send and receive emails. You can also take advantage of other many features and services like Maps, YouTube, GoogleDrive, Google+, etc. All you need to do is sign up for your Google account (Gmail account). You can sign up for your Google account by following few simple steps.

Follow the basic sign up steps to set up your Google account

Gmail Sign Up – Create your account now!

  1. Type in the navigation bar of your web browser. You will be redirected to the new webpage named as Service Login. Under the sign-in section, you will see a link button named as Create Account, click on it.

    Gmail Sign Up

  2. You will be navigated to a new Create Your Google Account webpage where you need to enter your personal information such as your full name – first and last. Then you have to choose your username as it will be your main email ID – [email protected]. You need to follow the guidelines while setting up your username and make sure you come up with a unique name. Since Google is an old service, it is possible that you won’t get your name as a username.

    Create a Gmail account

  3. Google can guide you in case of any errors so you don’t have to worry about it.

  4. Then you need to set a strong password. Make sure to use alphabets, numbers, and symbols to ensure the protection of your account. Then confirm your password by typing the same password in the textbox.

  5. Since the captcha code is available in the Google service to prove that you are not a robot. You don’t have to verify the mobile number. Still, it will be your own security if you provide the mobile number and an email address that will be used as recovering email id in case of any problem.

  6. When all the necessary information is entered, you simply have to click on Next Step where you have to complete your profile. There is a skip option too if you wish to complete it later on.

  7. Well, congratulations, you have successfully logged in to your Google Account. Now you can easily access Google products like YouTube, Google+, Gmail, etc.

Sign in to Gmail

You can now easily log in to the world-famous email service provider account: – Gmail by visiting To be able to log in to your account, you need to complete the sign-up process. Through Google Account, you will be able to access multiple Google products like YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Google Earth etc. The best thing is that Gmail doesn’t charge a single buck. It is a completely free service, from creating Google Account to Sending emails.

Listed below are the simple steps that allow you to login into your Gmail account easily through any operating system platform – IOS, Android, Windows, applications, etc.

Gmail Login on Web

  1. Enter the website on your navigation bar of the web browser.

  2. At the Google Home Page, you will see few options written in the top right corner. Click on Gmail.

  3. You will be navigated to the sign-in webpage. There you need to enter the username that you created during the time of Google account registration. Then press Next. This will navigate you to the password page.


  4. Type the password in the textbox and click Sign In and then you will be able to access your Gmail account.

Gmail Login on IOS

  1. On the home screen of your IOS device, you will see an option of setting, click on it.

  2. On scrolling down, you will come across Mail, Calendar and Contacts Click on it.

  3. You will be redirected to the Account section where you need to click on Add Account

  4. Tap the Google button on it.

  5. Then enter your Gmail Email and password on the next page and click on sign in.

  6. You will the terms and condition page. On scrolling down, you will come across Accept button, click on it. Keep your Content, Mail, Notes and Calendar enable and click save.

  7. Now go on the home screen and click on the Mail app then you will see the account sections and tap on the Gmail

  8. Now your Gmail account will be set up on the iPhone.

Gmail Login on Android

  1. When you will open your android phone, you will see the Google option on the Home screen. Click on it.

  2. A dialogue will be opened, select Gmail on it.

  3. Then you will be redirected on the Setup email page, then tap on the Google button and click the Next

  4. A page will open as Add your account then enter the email address and click Next

  5. Then enter the Password and click Next

  6. Your Gmail account is open for your access. Now check your email easily.

Gmail inbox

The Gmail inbox is divided into six tabs: Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates, Forums, and Spam.

  • The Primary tab displays emails from friends and family members that you have communicated with recently.
  • The Social tab displays emails from social networks like Facebook or Twitter that you have connected to your Gmail account.
  • The promotions tab contains offers and deals from companies that are trying to sell their products or services to you while Updates contains newsletters that are sent out by websites that you subscribe to.
  • Forums tab displays messages from forum posts while the Spam tab contains all of the spam.

How do I check my Gmail inbox?

There are many ways to check your Gmail inbox.

The most popular way is to use the web browser. You can log into Gmail and see a list of all your messages in the inbox. You can also choose to view only the unread messages, read messages, or starred messages by clicking on the options at the top of your inbox.

Another way to check your Gmail inbox is through an email client like Outlook or Apple Mail. This allows you to see any emails that you have sent as well as any emails that you have received from other people.

Gmail filters

Gmail has a great search feature, but it can still be hard to find that one specific email. Gmail labels are a great way to organize and sort through your inbox. This tutorial will show you how the process of setting up labels and filters in Gmail so you can only see what's important to you.

A filter and label system for Gmail can help you stay organized and find emails more easily. This tutorial will show you how to create a filter and label system for Gmail.

How to Create a Filter and Label System for Gmail

This section will cover how to create a filter and label system for Gmail.

Step 1: Create your filters.

Step 2: Create labels for your filters.

Step 3: Add a label to your message.

Step 4: Select the filter from the drop-down menu.

Best Practices for Using Gmail Filters and Labels Effectively

The following are some best practices that can help you to use Gmail filters and labels effectively.

  • Create a filter for emails with attachments.
  • Create a filter for emails from specific senders.
  • Create filters to automatically file emails into specific folders. For example, create filters to file newsletters in one folder and business cards in another folder.
  • Create a filter that sends all messages with the words “urgent” or “important” in the subject line to your phone or tablet so you can read them when you have time. – Set up a filter on your phone's email app to alert you when new messages come into your inbox so you can


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