This is not an endorsement of the Yahoo free e-mail service, but it is a very popular one and easy to use. Here are simple instructions to follow:
1. Visit this url: http://www.yahoo.com/
2. Click the Free mail: Sign Up link (top right, beneath the Yahoo banner)
3. Provide the required information to set up an account.
To check e-mail,
1. Return to www.yahoo.com.
2. Sign In with the account you just created.
3. click the Mail tab
The first time you may wish to set some preferences.