How to keep Google from associating work e-mail with throwaway gmail?
January 3, 2014 2:35 PM Subscribe
(all e-mail addresses below are fakes, natch)
I created email@example.com solely for the purpose of having a Google voice account to port a cell phone number to. I no longer needed the phone, and consolidated what were two phones (work and personal) into one number. Since I didn't want to check another e-mail address when voicemail/text notifications came in, and since the discarded phone had been for work, I set up firstname.lastname@example.org as the address to forward all e-mails to, and also set up this e-mail as my recovery address for the email@example.com account.
This is the only association between these two accounts, and I have never publicized firstname.lastname@example.org at all, to anyone.
Now that I've done this, gmail users who enter email@example.com into the TO: field to send me e-mail see the icon I used for firstname.lastname@example.org, and apparently the Google+ info that Google automatically set up for that account. It gets worse after the break...
posted by randomkeystrike to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
On at least one occasion, a client whom I requested to create email@example.com to forward to firstname.lastname@example.org, instead wound up creating the forwarder to email@example.com. The e-mails never made it to my work e-mail; they were sent to the throwaway and never forwarded (probably one too many hops on the forwarder?) Thing is - I never even told my client about the throwaway.
How do I fix this? If I delete the Google+ account (which of course they balefully warn you not to do), will it break the gmail or the google voice account associated with it? For that matter, will it even solve the problem?