How to create a free e-mail address

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Would you like to create your own e-mail address, preferably free of charge, but don't know how? We'll show you all the solutions in this article!

Why create an email address?

Today, email addresses are part of our everyday digital communication. It allows us to maintain relationships with people all over the world by email, both in our personal lives and in our professional lives. in professional life.

What's more, you need an e-mail address to sign up to online sites or services, as it will enable you to identify yourself and carry out the various actions of your choice. Whether you're looking for information about taking out an insurance policy, talking to your bank advisor or making an online purchase, everything can now be done remotely, by email.

Dans la vie professionnelle, il est rare de ne pas utiliser le mail comme premier moyen de communication.  Par exemple, cela permet de communiquer avec vos clients si vous créez votre business, d’envoyer des devis, assurer un suivi même à distance, avoir une trace écrite et pouvoir ainsi retracer l’historique des échanges, etc.

How do I create a free email address?

Creating an e-mail address is quick, easy and often free. Several platforms allow you to create a free mailbox. Here are a few options:


Creating a Gmail mailbox is automatically linked to creating a Google Account. Without a Google Account, you won't be able to create your Gmail address. If you already have a Google Account, simply go to the Gmail service and create your Gmail address using your Google ID and password. Otherwise, creating a Google Account will give you access to the Gmail address creation service.

To read Guide to creating an e-mail address


If you prefer Outlook, then you'll need to visit outlook.com to create your mailbox.

All you have to do is enter the email address of your choice (...@outlook.com), choose a password, validate and that's it! (Some additional information such as your surname, first name and date of birth may be required to secure the creation process).

By creating an Outlook email address, you can use all the Outlook functions from anywhere, as long as you have an Internet connection of course: mailbox, calendar, tasks, contacts.


The Yahoo platform offers a host of services (news, finance, weather, etc.) as well as a messaging service! To sign up, go to the Yahoo site and click on "create an account" then "sign up". You will then be redirected to a page asking you to fill in the following fields:

  • First name
  • Name
  • E-mail address
  • Password
  • Mobile phone number
  • Date of birth

Once you have entered your details, click on "Recognise" and "Verify your telephone number". To do this, have your mobile phone ready to validate your registration, as you will receive a code by text message from Yahoo. With Yahoo, you can create your e-mail address in just a few minutes!

Important information

Whether you use Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo or another email platform, make sure you choose a "strong" password. The more different characters you use (letters, numbers, punctuation, lower case, upper case), the more secure your password will be, so that no one can hack into your inbox to check your emails and try to abuse your credulity.

We hope you find this article useful, and we hope you have a great time creating an email address. See you soon on the web!

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