When you get your new Hope Google Account, the easiest way to manage it is to create a separate chrome profile and add the shortcut to your desktop. After it is setup on your computer, you will simply use the the chrome icon shortcut on your desktop to get to to your Hope GMail account. This will ensure that your own personal email account will be just the way you left it, and your Hope GMail account will not interfere with it.
This video will walk you through the steps to do this. For all you MAC users, sorry, this example is for a PC. If you are having problems setting up your MAC after you watch the video, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before you complete this step, please make sure you have the Chrome broser installed on your computer. To get the browser, go to this link, download and install it --> https://www.google.com/chrome/