Step 1: Creating a Google Account
In order to access any of the Google family of products (GMail, Docs, Calendar, etc), you must first create a Google Account. You do NOT have to register a “gmail.com” email address to do this. You can use your own existing email address on the Google Account Creation form.
Step 2: Access the application you want to use
GMail – gmail.com or google.com/mail
Google Calendar – google.com/calendar
Google Docs – google.com/docs