(EDIT: Linked to https://support.google.com/accounts/thread/6363189?msgid=6363189)
I have my old Email address X@gmail.com
Initially I used an eight char password, but later I changed to an 11-char one.
Using the username
X and my (new, so 11-char) password to sign into https://passwords.google.com/ I see that I have 2 google accounts listed:
Obviously the second one is X, the gmail account itself, and the first one is the implicitly created associated Google account that HOLDS it.
Both passwords are non-viewable, but I can see clearly they are (old) 8 cdots.
But the password I needed to get into this account is (new) 11 chars. What on earth is going on here?
Years later I created a fresh Gmail email account (Y), which has become my Master account.
Now I log in as Y thru https://passwords.google.com/
(this time I require 2FA using the Google authenticator app).
Ok, 7 associated accounts this time. Let's have a look!
(NOTE: The items behind the 4 grey boxes are temporary test accounts that are unused).
There are three things I don't understand here:
Y and Y@gmail.com are both absent. This seems incongruous. Y is not exhibiting the same behaviour as X was. X was self-referencing (albeit with mismatching password-lengths). Y is not!
X appears in THREE locations now.
accounts.google.com) with (old) 8-char password
accounts.google.com) with NEW password
myaccount.google.com) with NEW password
Could somebody explain this behaviour, and help me unpick this giant tangle?
I want to get a clean account structure.