You can get a free email account from a variety of hosts, including Gmail and Yahoo. These two hosts tend to be the most popular and it isn’t difficult to set up an account.
Visit Gmail or Yahoo and follow the instructions to create a new email account. In order to do so, you will need to pick a username (which you will then use every time you sign into your account) and a password.
In the past, free email users were often limited in terms of the space they had to store their email, but things have definitely changed.
These days, you’ll get more than enough space to store hundreds of thousands of emails and you won’t have to pay a penny for the privilege.
Of course, using a free email service means that it might take some time for you to locate a free username and it often won’t be something particularly personal. Still, it is much better than paying for your own server.