I posted this in the Google Certified Teachers Group and apparently a lot of folks found it useful for solving problems they were experiencing, so I thought I’d repost it here:
Hi, all. For those of you having trouble accessing Google services or Google Docs because some use one email address and others use another – and sometimes folks invite you to be a collaborator using your work email or your personal email… or whatever… this might help.
You can associate multiple email addresses with a single Google account, so that if any one of them are invited, Google understands that it’s you and gives you access using your primary account. Try this:
Log in to your Google Account anywhere. Visit https://www.google.com/accounts/ManageAccount Click on “Edit” next to “Personal Information” in the left hand column Under “Associate email addresses with your account” type a new address next to “Add an additional email address:” Press “Save” and repeat for each address you want associated with the account. Enjoy your new found unity. :)
I hope this helps.
Kevin Jarret then expressed this very succinctly in less than 140 characters:
Associating multiple email addresses w/my primary Google Account thanks to @markwagner! http://tinyurl.com/5kvac, Edit Personal Info, done!
Let us know in the comments if you found this useful, or if you know any other similarly simple and helpful tips.
UPDATE: If you already use seperate Google accounts, you’ll need to delete one in order to associate it’s address with another account. You’ll want to give some thought to what you’ll do with the documents etc. associated with that account. Also, if you have a separate account with Google Apps for Your Domain or Google Apps for Education, that will have to remain separate to remain meaningful.