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New Gmail without "current email"

A new email account with Google requires that the applicant enter a "current email", likely for password and other recovery purposes.  What if you don't have a current email?  I've searched Google Help and found uncertain answers.  Please tell me: can you request a gmail account if you've has never had an email account before and thus cannot enter an email in the required "current email" box?  

Why Google Asks For This Information:
https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/1733224?hl=en
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
It's virtually impossible to access the internet without an ISP and all ISPs that I know of assign an email address along with the account.  I think they are trying to prevent fraudulent signups that would likely be used for spam.

How are you getting on the internet without an ISP (Internet Service Provider)?
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kpolacekAuthor Commented:
DaveBaldwin - that makes some sense.  The email is for someone in my family who hasn't had an account before.  I don't want to use my email since that's technically not that person's "current email".  Further, you could be accessing the internet using a public library or other similar service. I just wanted to stick to the rules as extremely as possible.
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Jerry MillerCommented:
You could create a free yahoo account and then use that address to create the gmail one.

There are other free email providers as well:

http://email.about.com/od/freeemailreviews/tp/free_email.htm
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
You could also create an extra email with your own provider.
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kpolacekAuthor Commented:
These are good ideas.  Thank you.
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kpolacekAuthor Commented:
Thank you for everyone's help.
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