Ages ago I created a Gmail account to use, but I then deleted it.

Does anyone know if the "current email address" I typed in when setting up the account can be used again to create a completely new and separate account with a new Gmail username etc?

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    possible duplicate of Can I re-create deleted Gmail accounts?
    – Alex
    Aug 6, 2013 at 9:21
  • @Alex, I disagree. OP is explicitly asking about creating "a completely new and separate account with a new Gmail username," and not about re-creating the deleted account.
    – Yosi Mor
    Aug 6, 2013 at 19:47

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I suggest that you first create a completely new Google account (with a new GMail username, etc).

Afterwards, enter the Manage Account Information area (via Accounts, in the "Email {Edit}" section), in order to "Add a new alternate address".

According to the instructions there, "Alternate email addresses can only be associated with one Google Account at a time". This would imply that if your previous Google account was indeed deleted, then your desired alternative email address should now be free for association with your new Google account.

  • Thank you, do you know if I wanted to use my current email address when creating a new Google account, therefore not create a gmail account, would this still be possible? Thanks
    – Space
    Aug 6, 2013 at 11:31
  • Although the standard Google Account signup will create a new Gmail account/username, one can also signup for a new account but "prefer to use current email address". My guess is that in this latter case as well, as long as the original Google account has been deleted, your non-GMail address should now be free for association with a new Google account. Feel free to accept and/or upvote my answer if you found it helpful! :-)
    – Yosi Mor
    Aug 6, 2013 at 19:35

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