Logging into Gmail is a fairly easy process, but there are a few things you might want to keep in mind as you do it in order to make the whole process as easy and intuitive as possible. In order to login into Gmail you need a username and password, which you hopefully already have. If you don't, then you can get one by clicking the bright red button on the right upper side of Gmail's homepage. Be sure to set up a recovery email and a secret question with an answer you will most definitely not forget.
As soon as you reach Gmail's homepage, you should see a field to input your username and password on the middle right side of the screen. The words "username" and "password" should be floating above the white boxes where you can enter your information, so you should be able to discern it from the rest of the screen without a problem.
You should have been your username and password when you created your account, but don't worry too much if you don't remember that. You can recover your username or password by using the "Can't access your account?" hyperlink located under the blue "Sign in" button in the Gmail homepage. If you can't find the link, you can also access it by entering www.google.com/accounts/recovery in your address bar and then hitting the enter key in your keyboard. Once you access the recovery menu, you should be able to get your information back and be able to log into Gmail.
It can be a bit annoying to enter your information every single time you want to use your account, so it's worth keeping in mind that you can use the "Stay signed in" function to stay logged in until you decide to log out. To use this function, you need to first log out then go back to Gmail's homepage. Input your username and password, but do not click the "Sign In" blue button yet. Instead, look to the right of the "Sign In" button and check the white box beside it, where it says "Stay signed in."
Another thing to keep in mind when you log into Gmail is that the program keeps track of your IP address, which is like your computer's address code, for security reasons. This means that if you log into Gmail from a location radically different than you normally do, such as a different country, Gmail will warn you later that somebody tried to access your account from a strange location. If you are the one who did it, then there's no reason to panic, but if you didn't access your account from another location then you might want to change your password.
Gmail is one of the best—if not the best—electronic mail providers in the world. It uses many different kinds of security measures such as the aforementioned IP address check in order to keep its users as safe as possible. Gmail also protects its users from spam email by automatically separating it from their regular email, in addition to the ability of searching through your own emails to find a specific keyword you were looking for.