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Can I make/use a @outlook.com email as a Google Account?


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#1 pes2013

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:01

I have (for example) bob@outlook.com I tried to register bob@gmail.com but it says it is taken. Can I make a Google Account out of bob@outlook.com? How? Or am I doing something impossible?

Note: I am saying a Google Account, NOT a gmail account.


#2 nekkidtruth

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:04

A Google Account requires a Gmail address. Well, requires a Gmail address is not entirely true. Google requires you to create a Gmail address in order to get a Google Account of any type.

#3 OP pes2013

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:21

A Google Account requires a Gmail address. Well, requires a Gmail address is not entirely true. Google requires you to create a Gmail address in order to get a Google Account of any type.

That sucks. Im sure my gmail account isnt taken but Google has for some reason reserved it.

#4 McKay

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:50

I use my outlook as my Google Account.

#5 xdot.tk

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:58

Me too. I used my Hotmail email address to make a Google account.

#6 Winslayer

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 13:13

Go to https://accounts.google.com/newaccount

#7 OP pes2013

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 22:39

I use my outlook as my Google Account.

Me too. I used my Hotmail email address to make a Google account.

Do you have a gmail account?

#8 xdot.tk

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 00:31

Why do you ask?

#9 remixedcat

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:25

if you have an email address associated with your google account that's not a gmail address and you have it on your phone you will get "google talk authentication failed" notifications on your phone and it will annoy you.

#10 fastcat

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:53

You don't need a Gmail address, I am using my Inbox.com email address for my Google account, but Google keeps trying push Gmail down your throat, once you have a Google account getting a Gmail only takes a couple of clicks, make sure to refuse it.

#11 misheal

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:39

Hey buddy, yes you can, I used my Live.com email address to make a Google account.

#12 Nas

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:44

When you go to https://accounts.google.com/SignUp simply choose "I prefer to use my current email address" beneath the Choose your username field.