[Q] Google/Gmail account questions
Hi, new to the forum so not sure if I have posted in the correct place.
I have a question about google and gmail accounts:
I have already signed up for a google account and use my existing email address from demon (broadband provider) as the user id. I then had a quick look on the Gmail web page and it says that if I sign up for a Gmail email address then this becomes my main Google user id and my old email address becomes my alternate email/user id. Now my question is, what is the advantage of having a GMail address to connect to Google compared to using my existing email address? Does this enable any features that I dont currently have? If I don't need a new email address (from Gmail) then do I need to even sign up for one?
Secondly if I do decide to sign up for a new Gmail email address, how do I access/retrieve my emails? Do I setup a new account in my Thunderbird email client and collect them there? Or do I have to sign in to my account on the Google gmail web page and view them there using a Gmail client or some other method?
Apologies for the simple sounding questions but I have only just started using a smart phone and am a bit overwhelmed with the technology side of things