I am trying to add an alternate email address to my Gmail account but I cannot because Google says it's already in use. I can't find where it's in use and have been researching this for days.
The error message is
This email is already in use with a Google account
Error message reported @jeclarke on August 30, 2022
This email is already used with a Google Account
The article Alternate email address from Google Accounts Help doesn't help to solve this problem because it only provide general reference, it doesn't provide specific guidance about what to do when this error happens, it barely points to the following article.
The article Sign in to your Google Account with another email address also from Google Accounts Help doesn't help because it doesn't doesn't provide guidance about what to do when this error happens. It explains how to find the verification email but as I have never added this account as an altenate email address to a Google account, there isn't a verification email.
The question Gmail Alternate Username doesn't help because that question is about an alternate email created when the original username of the Gmail email address was changed.
The question How do I recover my Google account (or Gmail) password or username? doesn't help because the alternate email was never used as alternate email for a Google account.
I have being editing Google Docs documents anonymously but I not able to find them.