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12/22/08
Original Poster
Ben W

Merge google account and Apps account

Hi all,

Here's the situation:
I currently have a Google Account (some...@gmail.com) and a google apps account (some...@mydomain.com).
Because of this, I can only access things like Google Reader, Blogger, etc with my Google Account, and not my Apps account. I would really like to be able to use these services using my Apps login, without losing all the data (including my gmail email address).

The question:
Is there any way to do this?

Additional info:
I already have my Gmail setup to forward to my apps mail and have used IMAP to move all the old messages over, but the gmail address is still the one most people have and is where all my accounts and subscriptions are (so I can't lose the address). I have a bunch of feeds in Reader and people who they are shared with and I don't want to lose all that data. The docs in the Google Account are already shared with the Apps account (the ones I care about anyway). All of the calendar data has already been migrated to Apps.
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Jim McNelis
12/22/08
Jim McNelis
Hey Ben,

One thing I did with my Gmail address is set my Google Apps email address as the default address for my Gmail account.  When I reply or send out emails from my Gmail account, it shows my Google Apps email instead of Gmail, and over time, people started sending mail to my Google Apps email instead.

You can't currently use your Google Apps login to access Google services outside of Google Apps.  I created a Gmail account with my Google Apps email address in order to accomplish what you wish to do.  It is still 2 separate accounts with identical credentials.  Once for my Google Apps services, the other for Google services outside of Google Apps (checkout, adwords, reader, local business center, etc).  You may be able to associate your Google Apps email address with your Google Account and login using that email address when accessing services outside of the Google Apps family.

Hope this helps.
techlover
12/22/08
techlover
At lot of us would like a merge but at this time they are separate - see attached help page.

You can use Fetcher to keep your GApps e-mail account in sync with your Gmail account and if you keep going in the process you be able to set things up so you can pick either account when sending a new message.

Larry



12/22/08
Original Poster
Ben W
Thanks guys. It's not what I wanted to hear of course but it answers the question. I already have my mail pretty well setup using forwarding.
MONK_DUCK
6/21/09
MONK_DUCK
They seriously need to get this sorted, having two accounts is really stupid.
6/22/09
Original Poster
Ben W
True. I want to be able to merge these accounts all into my Google Apps account (keeping my gmail address available for people to send mail)
hndrpndr
6/25/09
hndrpndr
I have a similar issue where we migrated a customer from Exchange to Google Apps and now he has his Google Account h...@hisdomain.com and his Google Apps account is h...@hisdomain.com, but they are completely separate.
spagory
7/10/09
spagory
Sort of happy to hear this is a legitimate issue, and not simply a mistake I made. Each time Google comes out with a new app, I often want to use it, but bemoan the fact that my personal domain account is divorced from all of these goodies.
Shantidude
8/1/09
Shantidude
Just thought I'd add my voice to the chorus here. I'd love to be able to merge my apps account with my google account. Anybody heard if this is actually in the works?
XIII
8/3/09
XIII
@spagory
 
enable pre release features under domain settings and then when gmail users get new features, your domain shjould too, click learn more on that page for more info. or go here -> http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=82691
Pudens
8/28/09
Pudens
Hi! Anybody knows anything about it?
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Google user
4/12/12
Google user
Yes, I love GOOG; but they seriously need to actually polish and finish some of their services to make a serious bid for businesses and even enterprises. I am guessing that they do much more for edu and gov. I know the edus can do allot of what people are asking for.

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