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Can I recover a secondary account if the email is linked to my primary account? 1 Recommended Answer 4 Replies 162 Upvotes
Last edited 7/4/19
Email question, but first need to give account background: Google notified me that they blocked an attempt to access my secondary email address (wasn't me) and that I should check my activity. I tried to log in and couldn't. I tried to recover the account and couldn't. In fact, after a dozen tries, the recovery page never gives me the option to answer other questions, which I do have definitive answers for, like the date I set it up. I give them my recovery emails, and I keep getting notified that they can't confirm my identity.
Well that secondary email address is linked to my primary account. I receive messages from that account, but it is NOT treated as an alias. I clearly have access through my primary and at some point used my password. My question is, can I somehow regain access to that secondary account by turning it into an alias or something? If I can't gain access to it, I at least want to delete the account or something. Any help would be appreciated!
(Or if you have extra suggestions for basic account recovery, I'm all ears. I've already read through the blog and tips for recovery, but all the things they tell you to do are never offered to me on the recovery page...)
Edit to add: I have in fact forgotten that secondary email address so I'm not certain that someone hacked in and changed it.
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