The difference between Gmail, a Google Account, an Apps Account, and an Apps for Business Account

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Optional Next to Sync settings , choose how many days of email you want to store offline. Deleted email move to the Trash and get permanently deleted after 30 days. In this post, I will explain the four types of Google accounts and how they apply to enterprise users. I have forgotten the password or username for my Google account, or I'm unable to access my account for other reasons. Or, click Add custom color. However, this TechRepublic blog is about Google in the Enterprise so we will be primarily focusing on the Google Apps for Business accounts. If you're very busy and constantly on the go, it can quickly turn into a real waste of time—especially when you're dealing with multiple email accounts.

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If the instructions of the another answer don't work for you take a look at the following pinned post from the official Gmail Help Forum:.

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Questions Tags Users Badges Unanswered. How do I recover my Google account or Gmail password or username? How can I recover my account? Some useful advice here: Might want to add some of that to the answer with attribution, of course. I have forgotten my password, but my browser remembers it If your browser remembers your password that is, the password field is automatically populated when you log in to your Google account, and you're able to log in , you should be able to retrieve your password through your browser's password manager.

See the instructions for your browser: Auto-archive email to route it away from your inbox, as you did with rules and folders. In the top right, click Settings settings and select Settings. Click the Labels tab. Scroll to the Labels section and click Create new label. Enter the label name and click Create. Create a label from an email: Optional Click Nest label under and choose an existing label to place it under. The new label automatically applies to your email.

Apply labels to email: In your inbox, check the boxes next to the email you want to apply a label to. Check the boxes next to the labels you want to add and click Apply.

Add a color to a label: Point to Label color and choose a color. Or, click Add custom color. The change instantly applies to all email with that label. Optional To remove a label color, point to Label color and click Remove color.

Move email from your inbox to a label: In your inbox, check the boxes next to the email you want to move into a label. Click the label you want to move your email to. Enter your search criteria, then click Create filter. Check the Apply the label box and choose a label to automatically sort incoming email fitting your search criteria. Point to an email.

Under Snooze until , choose a time. The email automatically snoozes and moves out of your inbox. Optional To see all snoozed email, click Snoozed in the left sidebar. Archive or delete email. Search your inbox to find the email you need. Automatically add a professional email signature to email you send. Click Settings settings and select Settings. On the General tab, scroll down to the Signature section and create your signature.

Optional Use the format bar to add text colors, styles, links, or a picture. Access your calendar, notes, and tasks. Open your Google Calendar and events.

On the right, click Calendar. Your daily events and a mini monthly calendar appear. Click an event to open it and see details. Reply to an event: At the bottom, next to Going? Open notes in Google Keep. On the right, click Keep. Add a note or list: Click a note and enter a message. Open your to-do lists in Google Tasks. If you're already signed in, make sure it's with the Gmail account you want to delete. When you're signed in, you'll see your current account's profile picture in the upper-right corner.

Click this and click "Sign out" to sign in with a different account. Sign in with the Gmail account you want to delete. You don't need to do this if you're already signed in with the correct account. Click the "Delete" button next to Gmail. This button looks like a trashcan. Enter an alternate email address for your Google account.

This will be the email address you use to sign into other Google products, such as Drive or YouTube. The email address will need to be verified, so make sure it's an account you can access. Click Send Verification Email. Open the verification email from Google.

It may take a few minutes to appear. Click the link in the email to verify your new address. When your new address is verified, your Gmail account will be permanently deleted. What should I do if it says that my alternative email address is used? Contact support and explain what your problem is. It may take a bit of time, but they should be able to sort out the problem eventually. Not Helpful 4 Helpful If my account was hacked and I deleted that person, do I still have access to it?

This Gmail will be permanently deleted and the hacker will probably lose the Gmail account as well. First, you go into your Gmail account that you want to be deleted. Click on the little icon in the top-right hand corner of your screen where you usually sign out. Go on "my account," and go to the bottom of the box labelled account preferences, and click on delete account.

Not Helpful 4 Helpful 8. I want Gmail to not appear on a phone I gave away. How can I accomplish this? Not Helpful 5 Helpful 9. How do I delete a Gmail account of a former user from my computer without impacting the account? Follow the steps in method 2, and make the new sign in address your email. Not Helpful 0 Helpful 2. Follow the directions in How to Remove Gmail Contacts to delete contacts. Not Helpful 0 Helpful 0. How do I delete a Gmail account without my YouTube account also being deleted?

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