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I'm signed in to Multiple Google Accounts & I can use multiple services EXCEPT for email

I am signed in to multiple google apps accounts. When I go to gmail.com it starts out with the default acct, as expected. If I switch to acct B or C (via drop down menu on top right of the screen), ...
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I don't understand Google's 2-way authentication

What is the advantage of Google forcing me to keep me cellphone on, working and with me at all times? It just seems like this will prevent me from using my account some time in the future when I don't ...
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Add Google Apps Email to My Google Account Email Addresses

I have an account ABC@gmail.com and just migrated my domain XYZ.com to Google Apps. I setup Gmail for my domain so now I have two different inboxes: (1) ABC@gmail.com, (2) me@XYZ.com . Now I want to ...
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I cannot remember my password [duplicate]

All of my saved passwords were wiped out. I changed this password a while back, and now I cannot remember it at all. I have followed all the prompts. I have tried and tried. The website then says ...
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Chrome user login for one app only

I use Google Chrome and I would like to give permission for some people to use my account but only for one / two Google apps like Google Calendar and Google Meet. I don't want to allow them with full ...
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Log Google Security Center - which insecure app did I disable?

By mistake I just disabled some app that Google deemed "insecure" in Google Security Center (I clicked "disable insecure app" and expected a new screen listing the app I was about to disable but it ...
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How can I find my Google Account name?

I can't remember the name of one of my Google accounts (account a), but it was signed in on a computer that was signed in to a different account (account b). is there a way to find account a in the ...
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How did this strange secondary Gmail account get created?

I've received an automated mail saying "my" new e-mail address was created. My e-mail is example@gmail.com, and the message says the new address is something like exampleabc@gmail.com. I immediately ...
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Gmail says the username is 'already in use' and 'not in use' at the same time [duplicate]

I'm helping my father today to update his Google account. Below is a step-by-step procedure of what we did, and where we got in trouble.   1.  The procedure step-by-step First we logged ...
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How to retire a Gmail address without it becoming available to others?

I'm trying to shut down a Gmail address in such a way that: Nobody knows what the **** happened to me It blocks or does not receive emails It does not allow anyone else to create the whatever@gmail....
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How a Gmail username can be taken but not recognised simultaneously?

Being at https://accounts.google.com/SignUp I enter a desired username (without @gmail.com which is supposed), and I get error: "That username is taken. Try another." But when I try to login into ...
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Why do I need to login to Gmail twice?

Recently I have found that when I log in to a Gmail account it throws me back into the login page the 1st time but I always lets me in the 2nd time. Someone is not capturing my passwords are they?
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Remove access for unknown devices in account activity

Why can't I remove a device off my Google account activity that is not one of my devices?
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How to access photos previously in Google Panoramio?

I had a lot of photos uploaded to Panoramio. Some time back Google said I needed to "convert" my Panoramio account to a Google account to preserve them when they retire Panoramio. I thought I did ...
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How do I untrust a computer with Google two-factor authentication?

I use Google's two factor authentication to send my phone text messages with a string of 6 numbers every time I log into a computer that isn't mine. It has worked well so far until today. Today, I ...
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Maximum number of Google accounts using the same mobile number

I have created a few Google(Gmail) accounts for separate purposes. I often provide my primary Gmail account and my (only) mobile number as the recovery email and phone number. My concern is that at ...
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How do I NOT stay signed-in in Gmail?

What bothers me is that Gmail keeps me signed in until I sign out. I would like it to automatically sign me out after some time. YouTube and other Google accounts can stay signed in, but with Gmail ...
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Gmail hacked, no IP alerts

Recently my Gmail was hacked - I was suddenly signed out of Gtalk and my password no longer worked. I was able to reset my password by following my secret question/answer. When I logged in again, I ...
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How does one check what websites a person logs into using their Google account?

When you create Stack Exchange accounts and you want them tied to a Google account, when you log into your Google account you get taken to a separate page where it asks for permission and whether you ...
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How to migrate ownership of all files in shared folder to one account before shutting down the other

I currently have 2 Google Drive accounts (personal and school). Because I'm finishing my degree, my school account will shut down. I have one shared folder between both accounts and half the files are ...
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Youtube get wide view

How do I get the wider view in Youtube? Me and my friend have the same display with the same resolution. However, youtube has a wider view on my friends display while my view is narrow. I think I ...
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How to sign in to YouTube and Google with different accounts?

One of my accounts got cancelled and I can't sign in to YouTube because it redirects me to the cancelled account page. Also I can't use the YouTube email as my main account. Is it possible to use one ...
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Why does Gmail force a dot in my email address?

Google insists that dots don't matter in an email address. However: If I attempt to log in with firstnamelastname@gmail.com then it tells me I'm logged in as firstname.lastname@gmail.com. I am ...
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Login to Google without going to “Google Accounts”

At work, they blocked personal email. Our IT staff couldn't find a good way to block only Gmail so they blocked ALL Google accounts. I asked my supervisor if all Google sign-ins should be blocked and ...
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Totally confused by YouTube / Google+ integration

HELP! I'm losing my mind. At some point YouTube had me choose to create a new "channel" linked to a new "google+" profile -- maybe I had the option to keep my old gmail-linked channel -- I can't ...
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New sign-in from myname1234@gmail.com

I have a Gmail account of the form my.name@gmail.com. I just got email from Google saying there was a new sign-in half an hour ago on Internet Explorer (which I haven't used in the last few days) to ...
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Can't login to YouTube since changing account name

For a while I got periodic messages on YouTube telling me to move my account to Google Plus and to change the name. Ever since I made that change I can no longer login to YouTube. I get the following ...
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Gmail inaccessible abroad

I have a Gmail account that's not registered on my phone. I have private data in there and I don't want to keep it as my phone account. Whenever I travel to another country, I can't access this ...
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Account already disabled - Change Default Account

My Default Account was my work account. I am now retired, so that account has already been disabled by my former employer, but when I sign in to Google, it appears as my 1st choice. In all of the ...
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Automatically switch to another Google account during work hours?

I have two Google accounts: personal@gmail.com business@company.com Is it possible to automatically change between during working hours? Example: Monday to Friday 08:00 - 17:00 -> business@...
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Privacy when signing in with Google

Lately many websites allow users to sign in using their Google accounts, which seems to be fine, but I am a bit worried about privacy issues... I have been taking a look, and most of the information ...
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Use new email for google account [duplicate]

I have a google account based on an email name that I don't really like(used native spelling instead of the English one and now live abroad). I have LOTS of things tied to it though, (Android, drive ...
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How do I make a Google account my default when I can't sign out of other accounts?

My school blocked the thing where we can switch our accounts (although I found a way to sign in to my other accounts) and I hate having to change my account every time I want to do something. How do I ...
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Gmail “suspicious sign-in prevented” message - How to stop it?

I am a Spaniard living in China. Recently I have been receiving many alert messages from Google "Preventing myself" from accessing my account. I think because I use a VPN to connect to the internet. ...
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How do I transfer a Gmail account to a different Google account?

I am moving to a new ISP and realised that I'm going to have a problem with my email as I use my ISP's provided address. So, being smart, decided to take this opportunity to move to Gmail. I then ...
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How to set my alternate (non-Gmail) address as the account primary?

I'm a big fan of Google services in general, and use quite a few of them. I don't happen to use Gmail though. I do have a Gmail address as part of my account, but I don't ever check it. I have ...
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How can I use all my Gmail accounts in one place? [duplicate]

I have a Gmail account that I use for my personal use, I am also now starting as a Gmail business user and can see I am already going to need another two email accounts. I thought I would be able to ...
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Problems with 2nd Gmail address affecting Blogger and Google+ profile

I have a small business and I have a blog using Blogger (http://straightforwardconsultancy.blogspot.co.uk) which I set up using a Gmail address and later connected to a Google+ profile. All was fine ...
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How do I unlink Google accounts?

I accidentally linked two of my google accounts, so when I log into one it logs me into both. I cannot seem to find a way to undo this. How do I separate them again?
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Default Gmail account [duplicate]

My daughter logged in to her Gmail account and it seems to be the default; when I open Gmail, hers is first choice, then mine; she lives in another state and only used her account here once. How do I ...
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Change or add email address to Google account

My primary email address is going to be invalid soon. So I want to change my email address for my Google account. However, it seems that I can't change my email address and I can't even add a new ...
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passwords.google.com doesn't load passwords

It is about 2 weeks that https://passwords.google.com/ doesn't load my passwords. After logging in to https://passwords.google.com/ I'm stuck with "Loading…". I first tried to flush cache, reset ...
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Google script insecure?

For a couple of years a script is run in https://script.google.com, but now it is seen as an insecure app? Why? The service is provided by Google right? Third party?
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How to use different Google account for selected services?

I have account A of Google for work stuff and account B for registering other accounts (which hides my identity). I would like to log in to Google Drive, Gmail and Blogger with account A and other ...
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New Gmail account requires mobile number only on select devices

On creating a new Gmail account, they first asked for all the details. I didn't add my mobile number as I did not want to give it away and left Current Email as blank. After agreeing its TAC, the ...
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Force Google+ to login using correct user

I have multiple Google App accounts. I have one for work and one(or more) for personal use. Whenever I visit http://plus.google.com, it will attempt to open Google Plus for an arbitrary account. (...
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How do I change my Youtube nickname from “Firstname Lastname” to “Nickname” or just “Firstname”

I'm encountering a small but rather frustrating stupid problem that's driving me mad. At some point Google insisted on me specifying a first and last name. I entered "Stromboli" for both. Since then, ...
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Is it possible to sign into Gmail only?

Normally when you sign into Gmail, it signs into your whole Google account - YouTube, Gmail, Google Search, etc… Is it possible to sign into only Gmail and leave the others not logged in? From a ...
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Best way to migrate Google Account to another

I'm looking to migrate my current account, created years ago when I was a child and with a badly unprofessional nickname, to another more serious Google account. My current account is connected to ...
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Someone signed in to Google services using my Yahoo email. What should I do now?

I don't remember having my Yahoo email used in any of Google services, but today someone just signed in using my Yahoo e-mail. I might just did use Google services with Yahoo email a long time ago. ...

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