It’s time for a fresh start and time to learn how to create a new account in Gmail! If you are like me, you probably have had your email account for a very long time and it’s gotten cluttered with advertising and spam emails that just won’t go away. No matter how many times you unsubscribe there is another one to takes its place.
Set up a brand new Gmail and start 2021 with a clean slate.
How to Create a new Gmail account
Setting up a new Gmail account is very easy and straightforward so it should just take a couple of minutes then you can start switching over just those emails you want to continue and keep.
Google Gmail Account sign up and navigate to the page, or use this link https://accounts.google.com/signup
Complete the requested information and select "next" to advance to the next set up screen.
I suggest completing the second screen almost completely. Entering your phone number makes the verification or resetting process much simpler. For the gender question I select "rather not to say" however, this is your personal preference. Also, I like I can search my accounts by phone number and a list of all my Gmail accounts.
After you complete this screen hit next and agree to the terms and conditions, then you will be forwarded to your dashboard and can personalize your account.
Before creating a new Gmail account, pay attention to privacy terms and conditions.
Many people just click through and accept, but since you are agreeing to terms and condition and you always want to know how your information is used you should read it. There are some extra things to consider, so at the bottom of the page click more options there are actually a couple of extra customization available.
You can turn off location services and "You Tube" history. If you rushed through and accepted the terms as-is, then go back and do a privacy check up to make any changes.
What to do with your old email account
I share two ways to go about handling your old account. For a little while you want to keep both accounts open. I kept my old account open and used as a throwaway email.
If you really want a true clean slate but only have a few emails you want to keep then take the simple approach or you can migrate all your emails.
- Change your email address on any sites that you want to continue with. This is by far the most time consuming and labor intensive part of creating a new email address.
- If you have some important emails you want to keep, forward those to your new account.
- Periodically check the old account to make sure no important emails are still being sent to the old address.
- When you are comfortable that everything has been updated and switched over then go ahead and delete the old email. If you don't want to delete, then but a filter on to not accept any incoming emails to the old address.
How to Migrate emails from old email to your new Gmail account.
Once you set up a new Gmail account, you can import email and contacts into your new Gmail account.
- On your computer, login to your Gmail account.
- In the top right, click Settings See all settings.
- Click the Accounts and import or Accounts tab.
- In the second section, click Import mail and contacts.
- Follow the steps on the screen.
- Click Start import.
How to get more storage space for you Gmail account
The basic individual Gmail service is free. You can upgrade to Google One for more storage space for as low as $1.99 a month or $19.99 annually.
Every Google Account starts with 15 GB of free storage that’s shared across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos. If you need more space you can upgrade to Google One for 100 GB or more depending on what plan you choose.
Here's how to add more storage space to your Gmail account:
- Log in to your Google account.
- Select your profile image.
- Select Google Account.
- Go to the Account storage section
- Select Manage storage. You'll see a breakdown of how you use your storage by type.
- To buy more storage, scroll down to see available storage options.
It's a;so a good time to review some tips to stay safe while on public wifi.
Have you switched over your email? Do you have any tips you can share?