First, you want to set up a Gmail account for yourself. It's free and very easy to do. Check out this review of Gmail and use the link there to set up your account. Do the Gmail first, and the Calendar will be easier when we get to it. Gmail checks five email addresses for me besides the Gmail address. The instructions are very clear with Google help screens. You can have all your email arriving in this one box.
OK, you now have a Gmail account like "firstname.lastname@example.org." Why do I think Gmail is such a wonderful tool for my real estate practice? There are several reasons:
Might I say right away that I use the Firefox browser for almost all my online activity. I only use Internet Explorer for the MLS, and a couple of other services that require it. Some of the things I may mention as add-ons for Gmail may not function in IE. Firefox is free, and most people in the know consider it to be far superior to IE. You might want to download it and give it a try. By the way, it will also display an IE window in place of its own, so it's not hard to keep on the one browser all day.
Assuming you've now set up your Gmail account, let's go to the next step for the Calendar.