Setting up an email account

Image: A man creating a new email addressEmail is increasingly becoming an everyday essential.

Having an email address can help you to:
  • keep in touch with family and friends 
  • manage your tenancy with us  
  • track your spending and
  • apply for benefits.
Email allows you to send messages and photographs instantly, without needing a stamp or pen and paper.

Many people believe setting up an email account is complicated, but it is really very simple.

Hows it work?

  • You need to access the internet and set up your own unique email

  • There are many websites offering free email accounts, such as Google, Yahoo, AOL and Hotmail.

  • When you visit one of these websites, you will see an option to register a new account.

  • You need to fill in a few personal details to keep your account more secure.

  • Any information recorded by the email providers will be kept confidential and cannot be disclosed to third parties without your permission, so email details remain private.

  • The address you choose will have two parts to it: your user name and the domain name of the provider, which are separated by @ symbol e.g.

How to choose a user name?

  • You can choose any user name you like as long as no-one else has chosen it already.
  • If the name you choose has already been used, you can add numbers or letters to make it unique to you – like in the above example.
  • The domain name always stays the same depending on the provider chosen.

How to choose a password?

  • Choose a password you can remember, but which is not too easy.
  • This can be tricky, as forgetting passwords is quite common.
  • Passwords with a combination of upper and lower case letters and numbers are the most secure.
  • It is a good idea to change your password regularly.
  • Keep your password private.

If you would like assistance setting up an email address, please get in touch as we can offer training and guidance.

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