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How do I find out which Google Account email addresses my alternate email address is associated with?

Is there a way to search Google Gmail by way of an Alternate Email Address? I am asking because I am hitting a brick wall when trying to connect my alternate email address with one of my Gmail accounts. Google won't let me. An error message states that my alternate email address is already associated with another account. I have removed it from all the accounts I know of, but apparently there's some bug in the system that won't release it, or there's an old gmail account I haven't accessed in a while which is still connected to my alternate email address. HOW do I search the Google system to find it, so I can then remove it? It is impossible to talk to a live person at Google to get any help.

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If your alternate email is another gmail account, you could add a period to it. It will be considered a different email but will still deliver mail to the same place. Also try logging into your alternate email and searching for any kind of confirmation email you may have received.

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First: I do not work for or with Google in any capacity.

I also have had more than one gmail account over time. Yes, the company has apparently been making efforts to associate all such accounts with single actual users, but seems to only partially identify various aspects. My own impression is that they are also meaning to try to "force" users down to fewer or only single accounts, ultimately, although possibly for some options for more than one "nym" type identity.

I am unaware of any such function as a "search" among gmail accounts on basis of such User configuration and/or Settings, which is what alternate address type info would surely be.

As users, it's our responsibility to keep track of how many separate accounts we've established, along with the proper passwords for each. The Alternate email address function may serve to assist us in accessing an account if we were to forget a password.

But the specific name/address of EACH of our accounts is our responsibility. If Google has not already had you "merge" or identify all the user names you've created to associate all of these with a single, primary account you may be out of luck.

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