"Invalid email address" error
If you're getting an error that reads, "Invalid email address," Google does not recognize your username (if you use Gmail) or your email address (if you don't use Gmail).
Common reasons for getting this error
- There's an extra space in the middle of your username or your email address.
- This happens most often if you're trying to sign in with your name (e.g. John Smith), instead of your username/email address (e.g. johnsmith332).
- There's more than one
- You're using invalid characters like parentheses, colons, semicolons, etc.
- You're entering
Refreshing your browser
If you are certain your username or email address is entered correctly, refresh the sign-in page on your browser, then re-enter your username or email address.