To open an email account, first, decide about the email service to use, by choosing from the popular email providers such as Yahoo, Hotmail and Gmail. Next, choose what screen name you wish to use. The screen name is what you will use to log in and will also be part of your email address. Finally, log on to the email service provider you prefer and fill in the registration form. The major field in such a form include your name, screen name and password.