Google Accounts offers a wide variety of tools such as Gmail, iGoogle, Google Checkout, Google AdWords, Google Alerts, Google Analytics, Google Docs, Google AdSense, Google Groups and Google Webmaster Tools. You can access any of these tools using the email address for your Google account. If you change email addresses, you need to provide the correct email address so you can receive pertinent information about your account.
Sign in to your Google account via the Google Accounts homepage. If you are already signed in when you visit Google, click the drop-down arrow next to your email address in the top right hand corner. Choose Account Settings.
Click on "Change Email" in the "Security" section. Type in your new email address. Retype your password.
Press the "Save Email Address" button. Check the email associated with your new address.
Open the email from Google with the subject line "Google Accounts: Email Change Verification." Click on the "Verification Link" within the email. A message displays that your email address has been changed. You can now use this email address to sign in to your Google account. Your password will remain the same unless you change it.
Tips & Warnings
- You can only change the email address if Gmail is not your primary address. If it is, create a new Google account to sign up with a different email address.
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