Change Gmail address

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  1. Sven11, Oct 30, 2014
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    Sven11 macrumors 6502a

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    Email names - generally, everything before the @ - ignore the dots. So firstname.lastname is the same as firstnamelastname as far as the email server is concerned.
     
  3. Sven11 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK, but I'd like Gmail to show my address without the dot.
     
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  5. Sven11 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not interested in creating a new account...
     
  6. Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure exactly what you mean here; you can just leave out the dot when you give the address to people and/or sign up for services. As already posted above, the dot is purely aesthetic and is ignored by the email server.

    f.i.r.s.t.n.a.m.e.l.a.s.t.n.a.m.e@gmail.com is the same as firstnamelastname@gmail.com.
     
  7. Sven11 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'd like firstnamelastname@gmail.com as the email address under my profile. At the moment it says firstname.lastname@gmail.com.
     
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  9. LadyX macrumors 68020

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    From Gmail Help Center:

    I want to add or remove dots from my username.

    If you'd like to use a version of your username with fewer or more dots (.), you don't have to change a thing. If your username is 'my.address@gmail.com,' messages sent to 'myaddress@gmail.com' and 'm.y.a.d.d.r.e.s.s@gmail.com' are already delivered to your Inbox.


    I want to change my email address.

    If you want to do something like change your email address from hikingfan@gmail.com to bakescakes@gmail.com, you’ll need to sign up for a new address.

    After signing up for a new address, you can transfer everything from your old address to make the transition easier.
     
  10. yg17 macrumors G5

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    But since firstname.lastname@gmail.com is the same as firstnamelastname@gmail.com, if you have one, I doubt you'd be able to sign up for the other. I think the OP is stuck.
     

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