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how to change android account?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Grazuncle, Feb 8, 2021.

  1. Grazuncle

    Grazuncle Well-Known Member
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    background: I'm getting emails saying i successfully bought some items (in Thailand) .. I have not paid for anything.. yet. If someone is using my email then i guess they don't see any replies.. or this is worse than i expect and they have access to my account. .

    I have had this address for a very long time. I have changed my gmail account pwd to something more cryptic but would like to discard that gmail address and use another one that most friends and companys know me by.

    My android devices and anything new i buy are all signed in with the original gmail account.

    Can you delete a gmail address (rather than just not use it) How do i go about it and what should i expect in doing this.. 'if' it is possible?

    appreciate you help.. sad times we're living in.
     



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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Sounds like you are getting the normal spam / scam emails that we all get as years go by.
    Unless someone had physical access to your phone i wouldn't worry.
    Keep in mind your device is linked to your Gmail account, so you can create a new account and password, but you'll need to remove your original account and do a factory reset.
    Honesty I'd keep what you have and mark those emails as spam and move on
     
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  3. The_Chief

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    Good advice from @Dannydet - I would simply add Two Factor Authentication for as many accounts as you have all over the internet. If someone DOES access your account somehow, TFA would verify it by asking you if you had just signed in. If you didn't, it will lock out the intruder.
     
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  4. Grazuncle

    Grazuncle Well-Known Member
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    Thanks all for your comforting posts!

    you can get paranoid if you're not careful.... I'm glad Dannydet mentioned the reset of the phone.. I didn't know that. It can take quite a time to get a reset phone back to how you normally use it

    I think I'll leave it alone and tidy up some weaker passwords I have used in places.

    appreciate your time to reply.
     
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  5. Milo Williamson

    Milo Williamson Android Enthusiast

    No kidding, you spend a few hours on resetting the phone itself, getting in a new password through google and have to write it down.
     
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  6. you can check your google account Security and go to my devices and sign out of devices that you dont own but i dont know if this will help
     
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