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Choose which Google Account when accessing Google Groups?

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I am signed into Google and in Gmail click a link to an invitation made to another of my email addresses. I tried adding that email to the Gmail account as an alias, but the Google group in question did not let me in.

Must I ask the owner to resend to the Gmail account or can I sync/alias the other address to my Google account? I prefer to not use my main Gmail account for the list in question.

  • The referred question is about a different topic as it is about accessing the application instead of an specific group. By the way, my answer to the referred question is still current. Commented Dec 8, 2015 at 12:25

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If you didn't yet added your desired email address as an alternate email address to your Google Account, do that first. See Sign in to your Google Account with another email address for details.

Then, go to the group membership settings, and change the email address to be used for that group.

From My membership settings - Google Groups Help

My membership settings

You can use your group membership settings to customize your name and email address in a group, whether or not you show your photo and a link to your Google profile, and how often you get email from the group.

Choose your group membership settings.

  1. Go to Google Groups.
  2. Near the top left corner, click My Groups.
  3. Find the name of the group > next to your name, click Edit.
  4. Pick your settings using the "Setting options and how to choose them" section of this article.
  5. In the lower left corner, click Save.
  • Thanks. Does this have any side effects or can I safely reverse the group email setting after accepting the invitation?
    – mplungjan
    Commented Dec 8, 2015 at 13:23
  • If the email address that you want to use for the group subscription isn't already linked to a Google account, there are no side effects that I'm aware of them and you can safely reverse the group email settings after accepting the invitation. If you want/need to use a different Google account, you should ask for and invitation for that account. Commented Dec 8, 2015 at 13:38
  • Damn, what a process for such a simple thing :) Thank you!
    – Ben Usman
    Commented Mar 17, 2016 at 2:08

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