Gmail is a free email service provided by Google. In many ways Gmail is like any other email service, you can send and receive emails, block spam, create an address book, and do other basic email tasks. Creating Google account will be needed to access Gmail because this email service is one of the many services offered by Google to registered users. Signing up for a Google Account is free and easy, and naming your new Gmail address will be a part of sign up process. Gmail also allows you to use most of the popular clients like, Outlook, Thunderbird using the free POP3 protocol that comes with it.
To sign in to gmail.com users need to visit URL www.gmail.com, now you can see the Sign in box on the right of the page. Enter your username and password, you can also opt for an additional option Stay signed in. This option will keep your Gmail session even after you have closed the browser. Once you entered your username and password, you will be signed in and redirected to your Gmail account page. If you enter a wrong username or password, error will be shown and you will need to retrieve the Gmail account. You must make sure that you have entered correct username and password to avoid errors and to get in to your Gmail account properly.