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  1. daviss

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    This is driving me insane. When I setup my Hero I had to setup a gmail account, even though I have a Google Account. I setup a gmail account to get the phone setup. I now want to make my gmail account something that makes a little more sense to me. I am not using my gmail account but apparently it shows on Google Latitude to my friends, etc.

    My question is how does one unlink a gmail account and add a new one? When I go to my Google Accounts to delete gmail it says it will take about 2 days. I wait 2 days and nothing happens. If I attempt to add Gmail back to my Google Account is hows my old address and will not allow me to create a new one. Is it not possible to change the linked gmail address to your google account??
     

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  2. Ziani

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    Menu>Settings>Applications>Manage Applications>Google Apps> "Clear data">OK

    This will delete the Google account details on your mobile.

    To enter new details Menu Settings>Data Synchronization>Google and you'll be prompted with the set up dialogue. Enter your new account details. Hope this helps
     
  3. Griever

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    Just to add... Be sure you transfer contacts/calendar/apps...etc, which may be associated with your current g-mail account to your new one. If not you may lose the data.
     
  4. ftfy
     
  5. Griever

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    Initially I said 'will' - however if data is backed up on the sim... it wouldn't be lost - or would it? Which is why I chose 'may'
     
  6. well contacts sure, but i don't think you can store google calendar entries etc. on a sim
     
  7. daviss

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    Thanks for the tips however they arnt what I am looking for. I know I can change the gmail account on my phone. However, I am looking to change the gmail account associated with my Google Account which is me@domain.com. Right now I have bleh@gmail.com associated with my me@domain.com google account...

    I have my contacts synced to both my exchange server at me@domain.com as well as on the google account associated with the same address.

    Does this make sense?
     
  8. Griever

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    I don't think I fully understand... Is it that you have e.g. a personal account associated with a business account, but wanna change it so you have a business account associated with a personal account? If thats the case :-

    - Go into the google mail website. Sign into me@domain.com.
    - Click on Settings on the top right corner of the page
    - In your Settings go into Account and Import
    - Click Add POP3 email account
    - Follow the instructions and fill in the details of the bleh@gmail.com
    - Once thats done remain at the Account and Import screen and click the Google Account settings, then Edit Personal Information and finally add bleh@gmail.comto the [SIZE=-1][FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Add [/FONT][/SIZE]an additional e-mail address box

    All that is left now is to log into your bleh@gmail.com account
    - Go Into Settings
    - click on the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab
    - Select
    Forward a copy of incoming mail to...
    - put the me@domain.com address in the box
    - click the setting you want POP to enable (For all mail or mail that arrives from now on ).
    - save Changes

    This should cover all aspects of an associated account.
    Hope it Helps

    NOTE: If you have a business account you might have a specific function to do this an easier way. I'm only on a standard account
     
  9. daviss

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    Griever, thanks but here is my situation hopefully a bit more clear.

    I have a Google Account setup with me@mydomain.com. When I sign into google.com I use this address.
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    After it logs me it shows my Gmail account(lets pretend it's me@gmail.com)that is associated to my Google Account at the top.
    [​IMG]
    If I go to the Google Settings I see Gmail associated under "My Products"
    [​IMG]
    What I want to do is change the Gmail account, me@gmail.com that is "associated" with my me@mydomain.com account. If I click "Edit" by "My Products" and remove Gmail and choose to remove it permanently and then sign out and back in with me@mydomain.com again I get the following in the upper corner:
    [​IMG]

    What I want to do is add Gmail back to my Google Account(because my phone requires me to have a gmail to use it). If I now go back to "My Products" and then add Gmail I am brought to the Gmail sign up screen:
    [​IMG]
    It will not allow me to add a new gmail account. It still shows my previous gmail.com that was "permanently removed"

    I want to change the gmail account to something more appropriate. When I originally set up the gmail account on my Hero i just picked anything to get into the hero. Deleting my google account and starting a new one isnt an option, really..
    Does this make more sense?
     
  10. daviss

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    any thoughts?
     
  11. diyism

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    In fact, Google take your very first account name as the internal account name, but not your email account.
     
  12. daviss

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    Yeah, I understand this. All I want to do is add a new gmail account, heh.
     
  13. my account -> personal settings -> email addresses -> edit -> add an additional email address

    i haven't added one myself, but i'd imagine you can change that to your primary address afterwards
     
  14. daviss

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    It will not allow you to add a gmail address. The idea here is I want to create a new gmail address and have it linked to my google account...
     
  15. SeanBond

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    I've been searching the forums for this answer, and was excited to see that it was this easy, only there is *not* a "Google Apps" listed in "Manage Applications".

    When I first got my N1, I set it up with a Gmail/Google account that I no longer want to use. Do I have to reset the phone to factory default to change this?

    EDIT: I have the Nexus One... so clearly the answer didn't apply to me. Advice is still appreciated, though I did post in the "Nexus One" section also.
     
  16. dhk

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    I never added any email addresses to "Sending/receiving email from other accounts" section. I added one email address (gmail) for the purpose of "Password reset information". Later, I removed it and suddenly I see that the email address is automatically added as my alternative sending email. I never did anything to do so, nor even tried for. After that, I added another email address for "Password reset information" and verified but still I see that the old email address is there as the alternative email address. When I go to "new message" to send email message I see these two drop-down options. Surprisingly, I searched all the Linked accounts and email addresses sections but the email address is nowhere. So I cannot remove it. If it were in "Sending/receiving email from other accounts" or Linked accounts or email addresses sections; I could remove that. What should I do in this situation?
     

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