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#1 Mainer82

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 15:35

I have a Google account that I use for web history, analytics and webmaster tools. I sign into that account with my Hotmail emaill address. I am setting up a service that requires a gmail account; I do not have a gmail product on this account, so when I click on gmail, it shows: Your new address: jkotest2@gmail.com. I do not want to use jkotest2, I'm not sure how to change this. Any advice?

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 15:38

My Google account shows my name, have you added a name ? ie. First and surname etc

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 15:41

First and last name is there. Was your account set up initially with a non-gmail account like mine?

#4 FeelTheNv

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 15:45

First and last name is there. Was your account set up initially with a non-gmail account like mine?

You're stuck with it, I had the same problem. If you had a non-gmail account then added gmail, you can't remove it. :(

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 15:46

First and last name is there. Was your account set up initially with a non-gmail account like mine?


Nope, iirc it was always a gmail account, but depending on what I sign into that uses that email address, it mostly shows my name, but occasionally the first part of my email address instead and when it does that, it changes it on everything and I have to go into something like gtalk and change it back

#6 FeelTheNv

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 15:50

Wait, is the problem the gmail address or the username?

#7 OP Mainer82

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 15:53

The problem is that I'd like to change the username jkotest2 to something else, so that when I do try to create a gmail account under this account, it won't be jkotest2@gmail.com.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 15:55

Where'd it get jkotest2 from?

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 15:56

I think a few years ago I put that in there not knowing what it is, now I cannot change it.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 15:57

I think a few years ago I put that in there not knowing what it is, now I cannot change it.


Is it taking that from the hotmail address / username ?

Can you change it in hotmail and see if it changes in gmail ?

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 15:58

It's not the hotmail address or user name, it's my intials.

#12 FeelTheNv

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 15:59

Is it taking that from the hotmail address / username ?

Can you change it in hotmail and see if it changes in gmail ?

Doubt it'd change it.

See if theres any username change sort of thing, and look for that username everywhere.
If theres an option for it, delete the gmail without deleting the google account?

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 16:00

It's not the hotmail address or user name, it's my intials.


And where do you have your initials set in either email address ?

#14 FeelTheNv

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 16:05

See your screenshot?
Click "Products" on the left.
Next to the heading "Your Products", click "edit".
Under the heading "Delete a Product" click "Remove gmail permanently".
See if you can assign a different username.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 16:07

I don't have a gmail "product" on this account. My intials are not set anywhere that I can find other than the screen shot.