How to change my Gmail address

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  1. 420benz macrumors 6502

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    It is too long. Did a google search but got last.Thanks
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Guess it was too much trouble to provide enough information to answer your question too
     
  3. 420benz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How much more info do you need? [How to change my Email,Gmail Address???
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    I think what you really need to do is create an absolutely-brand-new Gmail account with the "new address" you wish...
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Change it where? (With Google, as your Apple ID, within Apple Mail, there are a host of things you *could* be talking about)
    Change it with Google?
    You will need to create a new one and forward the old one to it
    Not rocket science
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    There is no way I have ever seen to change a GMail address. If you want a shorter GMail address you will need to make a new account.
     
  7. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    I'm still trying to figure out what he ask.
     
  8. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Because you can't create aliases in standard Gmail accounts, creating a new account is the only way. You can leave your old messages in the old account and have both running in Mac Mail (or other email client software).

    For a true changeover, I think you'd want, as has been said, to create the new one and set up forwarding at the original address (Gmail website) to the new address. Then you could temporarily have both addresses in Mail and copy the messages from folders on the old account to corresponding folders in the new account. Once the copying is done, you could remove the old account from Mail.

    Contacts and Calendars would have to be dealt with separately.
     
  9. Weaselboy, Jul 19, 2016
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    What is difficult to understand. OP explained he wants to change an existing GMail address because it is too long. Seems clear to me.
     
  10. Schranke macrumors 6502

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    I am more puzzled about what this has to do with the Macbook Pro?
    Will OP elaborate on that?
    ohh and as the others have said, you can't change you current gmail, you will need to make a new one.
     

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