A guide on how to sign up and sign in for a Gmail account, to solve problems relating to sign in and how to recover forgotten user name and password.
What is www.Gmail.com – Web Mail?
www.Gmail.com is an email service developed by Google. It is a free, advertising supported email service. Gmail was launched on 1 Apr 2004 and is now available in 72 different languages. Gmail was created by Paul Buchheit. It has more than 1 billion users as of 2017. Gmail is available to users on the web and through apps for Android and iOS and third party programs. Gmail service comes with 15 GB of free storage. Emails of up to 25 MB in size can be send whereas 50 MB size emails can be received.
Gmail account is very simple to create. To Make New Account log-in to web page www.gmail.com . Press “Create Account” option to make new account. This page requires few personal details and user name and password you intend keeping for your account. The personal details include:-
Sign-in to already create account on Gmail is very easy. Log-in to www.gmail.com . Just enter the email address or phone number on page and press “Next”. Enter Password on the page and press Enter/Sign-in to Log-in.
Gmail has app available for both Android and iOS users on their respective app stores. Download the app and just enter e-mail address and password to sign-in the account. Gmail app can manage multiple accounts as well.
Gmail is very user friendly with minimum sign in problems. A serious problem faced by users is that they log in to a phishing page which can lead to hacking of their Gmail account. To stay safe, before putting in your sign in credentials must check the ‘URL’ address starts with “https”, followed by address “accounts.google.com”. Another log in/sign in problem faced by account holders of Gmail are due to typing errors or user forget their email address or password.
Another common problem faced by many users is ‘CAPS LOCK’ and ‘NUM LOCK’ is ‘On’ while entering username and/or password. Least problem faced by users is technical issue with the webpage itself.
If Username is forgotten then Mobile number can also be used as Username (mobile number which was given during Sign-up) or the recovery email address or phone number can be used to recover the ‘Username’. A ‘Verification Code’ will be send on the recovery email or phone number. Entering this verification code will recover your username.
For both Desktop/Laptop and Mobile phone/Tablet users the procedure is same and simple. Enter email address and press option ’Next’. Press option ‘Forgot Password’. Gmail gives its users a number of ways to recover the forgotten password.
Firstly it would ask to enter the ‘Last Password You Remember’. If you cannot remember press option “Try a Different Question”. Second option Gmail gives you is to ‘Get a Verification Code by Text Message at your given Number’. If that cannot be recalled then third option is to provide ‘Month and Year the Account was created’. If it is difficult to remember then fourth option Gmail gives that ‘Google will send one time Verification Code to Recovery Email Address’. Any of the above options can be availed for recovery of forgotten password.
Gmail application is available for both Android and iOS. On both the stores it is available free of cost. Just write Gmail in search box of app stores and it will redirect to Gmail app. Press ‘Install’ option to download/install Gmail on your mobile phone/tablet. After installation is complete, mail can be managed easily through same app.
Gmail does not have Customer services, however it has ‘Google Account Help Center’. Help Center can be opened on pressing the ‘Help’ option at the bottom of the page. FAQ are given for almost every common problem faced.