I have an account [email protected] and just migrated my domain XYZ.com to Google Apps. I setup Gmail for my domain so now I have two different inboxes: (1) [email protected], (2) [email protected] .

Now I want to add [email protected] to my email addresses for [email protected], which are listed in https://www.google.com/settings/account ("Email addresses and usernames" > "Email addresses"')

I clicked "edit" and am redirected to https://accounts.google.com/b/0/EditUserInfo . However, after I enter [email protected] to the "Add a new alternate address" text field and click "Save", it alerts saying "[email protected]" is already associated with another Google Account.

I want to use [email protected] for my Google Groups and some of the other serivces instead of [email protected] . Any idea about how can I add [email protected] to email addresses owned by [email protected] (so that I can switch emails without applying for access permissions again) ?

(I already have two other email addresses connected with [email protected] and they work just fine. I only have to confirm the connection by clicking a link sent to my other two email inboxes.)

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I have faced a similar issue after migrating from Gmail to Google Apps and there isn't a way to use the old Gmail address with your new GA address.

You can however using the multiple sign-in feature of Google Accounts to stay signed in to both accounts always and switch based on the service that you are on.

  • Well, for Google Groups, when I click "My membership", I can select "Use [SOME_EMAIL_ADDRESS] for this group ...". Without actually connect the two emails, I cannot use my new email for posting in the group.
    – Xiao Jia
    Commented Sep 25, 2012 at 12:42

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