This question seems to be asking almost the same thing, but for some reason I can't get any of the answers to fully work in my situation.

I'm looking for a direct link I can put in a web app to navigate to the inbox of a specific gmail account, with the following use cases:

  1. I would like a link to go to [email protected] (domain.com is a google workspace account).

  2. If a user is logged into [email protected] and NOT into [email protected], I'd like to go to the account login page for [email protected]

  3. If the user is not logged in to any gmail services (such as incognito), I'd like the link to go to the account login page for [email protected] (this is similar to 2, but google treats these differently)

  4. If a user is logged into [email protected], I'd like them to go to the inbox directly.

I tried all the answers on the linked question, but I found they all failed case 2 for me. They would invariably simply go to my first logged in inbox ([email protected]) in my example.

I got further with this answer by setting the passive=false parameter, but while this did show me the login screen for case 2, it autofilled the information with [email protected].

Is there a way to create a link that would follow these use cases for a gmail inbox? Or at least, is there a link that would simply bring me to the login page for [email protected] from all possible starting points?

The webapp will also probably use the gmail api, so if it's possible with that, that would also work as a solution (I haven't had a deep dive into it, but I didn't see anything off the top that would give me a link through the api)

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Ended up finding an SO question and combining this with the answer I linked in the question to get the following URL which satisfies the conditions (note that ServiceLogin has changed to AccountChooser).

https://accounts.google.com/AccountChooser?service=mail&passive=true&[email protected]&continue=https://mail.google.com/mail/u/[email protected]

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