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Transferring a GMail account
July 23, 2022
5:58 pm
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Fred Hagedorn
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I created a Gmail account for our “Family Reunion”. I use it to notify all family members of upcoming events, deaths, etc. I guess you could call me the “record keeper” of the family. I also use the Google Drive associated with that Gmail account.

There is a younger family member who wishes to “take over” the records from me. Smile

My question is what are the steps we take to move the “Family Reunion” account over to her computer? We want to keep the email address and password the same.  

If possible, I would also like to be able to sign in on the “Family Reunion” email on my computer to “watch over” during the learning period. After the learning period is over, is there a way to remove the “Family Reunion” Gmail account from my computer without affecting the account on her computer? 

July 24, 2022
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I have good news for you. Since all Google account content is stored in the cloud, there is nothing you need to do. If the younger family member can go to gmail.com and enter the correct username and password  – she will be able to see (add, delete, edit) all the same content you see. The first time, it may require a 2-factor authentication code from the phone number that is attached to the account (probably yours) so you will need to coordinate that.

We have accounts that that both Jim and I have access to – no problem.

Since you refer to data on your computer, I’m wondering if you use something like Outlook to grab the gmail and put it on your computer. If so, that’s still not a problem, the emails are stored in the cloud then copied to your computer. The only problem would be if you have selected a setting called “Remove from server”

If you want, we could get on a Zoom call to look at this. Just let me know and I’ll send you an email.

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