You can create an email account by signing up to one of the many free email services on the web. Using a web-based email service means that you can check your email from any computer with an Internet connection, anywhere in the world.
New to email?
Digital Unite provides a beginner's guide to choosing and setting up an email account.
Other email services
Gmail - http://www.gmail.com
Outlook (Hotmail) - http://www.outlook.com
Yahoo Mail - http://mail.yahoo.com
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