Gmail Guide

Sign in to Gmail

Now that you've created an account in Gmail, when you want to re-use your email, you will no longer have to re-register. However, you must log in to access Gmail. Only when you log in can you access your email box where you can read, send or delete email messages. This module covers how to start and end the session in Gmail and you will know how to:
● Log in;
● Identify alternative login forms;
● Log out.

Sign in

To start the session, go to the Gmail page at https://www.gmail.com/. The login page is the same page that you previously visited to create an account. To sign in, you'll need to enter your Gmail login credentials. These credentials are nothing more than your e-mail address and the password you used when you created your e-mail account. In the Email or Mobile text box you can enter either the email address or your mobile phone number (if you have used it in your email application). To enter your credentials, you must move the mouse pointer to the Email or mobile text box (highlighted 1 in figure 1) and left-click, then typing in your email address or username or phone. Then move the mouse pointer to the Next text box (highlight 2 in figure 1) and type the password that you set for the e-mail account with the keyboard (highlight 1 in figure 2). Finally move the mouse pointer to the Next button (highlight 2 in figure 2) and left-click.

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You should see your Gmail page with a login form to the centre (see Figure 2). To register an e-mail address, you must move the mouse pointer to the More options (highlight 1 in figure 2) and click the left mouse button, later a window will appear where two options appear: Create account and Not your device?, you must click Create Account (highlight 2 in figure 2). If you proceeded correctly, a new window will appear with the registration form (see figure 3). You must fill in your details. To begin, move the mouse pointer to the text box corresponding to the Name and left-click, then enter your first name with the keyboard. After entering your name, you must enter your nickname by moving the mouse pointer to the text box corresponding to the Nickname and left clicking the mouse, then typing your nickname with the keyboard. The next one to enter will be your username, this name may have letters, numbers and points but you can not have spaces as we have seen before and will be the text that will appear before @gmail.com.

Identify alternative login forms

When you go to the Gmail sign-in page, you may be prompted with a window where the password is requested for the last account that was in use on your computer. (See Figure 3). In this situation you should first identify if this is your email account. If so, simply fill in the password text box (highlight 2 in figure 3) by moving the mouse pointer to it, left-clicking and entering your password with the keyboard. At the end you should move the mouse pointer to the Next button (highlight 3 in figure 3) and click the left mouse button. If it is not your e-mail account, you should move the mouse pointer to the downward pointing arrow (highlight 1 in figure 3) and left-click. When clicking on this link, the browser should open a page with a menu with the account that previously appeared partially filled (see figure 4), to access your account should move the mouse pointer to the button Use another account and make a click. After this procedure will appear the login form presented at the beginning of this module, to start the session you must enter your data by repeating the procedure indicated in Login to Session.

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Sign off

When you are finished using your e-mail account you should always log out. This prevents others who may be able to use this same computer from having access to your session, and therefore to all your e-mail messages. This step is particularly important if you are on a public computer. To end the session, you should move the mouse pointer to the upper right corner of the Gmail page where an icon (highlighted 1 in figure 5) is located and allows you to access your Gmail profile. Then click the left mouse button.