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Old 2 Mar 2019, 01:22 AM   #1
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Business email powered by G Suite?

Unless I am mistaken, Google seems to be rolling out a new service called "Business email powered by G Suite." Based on the following links it looks like you can sign up for a business email address (meaning your own domain) from within your personal Gmail account, and the two will be linked. You don't necessarily have to activate other G Suite features. This might be a great way to have your own domain email without having to migrate email, contacts, data, etc. Not sure exactly how this works yet, or even if this is something new.

Business email powered by G Suite: https://support.google.com/work/mail..._topic=6248365

How will my business email address work with my current email? https://support.google.com/work/mail..._topic=6296469
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Old 2 Mar 2019, 03:01 AM   #2
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Considerations before signing up, unlocking additional features, or canceling:

https://support.google.com/work/mail..._topic=6296469

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Before you sign up for a business email address powered by G Suite and domain registration, we recommend that you carefully review this article. You need to understand all features and potential impacts on your existing Google services and experience.
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When you cancel business email powered by G Suite, your original Gmail account will also be cancelled.
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Old 2 Mar 2019, 11:40 PM   #3
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It is interesting the limitations, but I can also see the advantages for someone like myself who is a sole proprietor. I could potentially set up this "Business email powered by G Suite" and essentially convert my personal Gmail account to a G Suite account, avoiding the problem of having two different accounts or having to merge email, data, contacts, etc. That assumes I am understanding this correctly. However, when I checked out my personal Gmail at this link it informs me that this option is not available to me for some reason! Not sure why. In digging around it seems like this service may have been available for some time, but I had never heard of it before. Being on of Google's many services that get's little notice or promotion I wouldn't be surprised if it just disappeared one day, but I would assume existing users could just continue using it as they would regular G Suite.

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Old 12 Mar 2019, 08:59 AM   #4
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Unless I am mistaken, Google seems to be rolling out a new service called "Business email powered by G Suite." Based on the following links it looks like you can sign up for a business email address (meaning your own domain) from within your personal Gmail account, and the two will be linked. You don't necessarily have to activate other G Suite features. This might be a great way to have your own domain email without having to migrate email, contacts, data, etc. Not sure exactly how this works yet, or even if this is something new.
It is not entirely clear whether I can use my @gmail.com account (still) as primary login.
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Old 12 Mar 2019, 09:05 AM   #5
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It is not entirely clear whether I can use my @gmail.com account (still) as primary login.
According to this from here you can use it.https://support.google.com/work/mail.../6233342?hl=en
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After you create your business email address
You continue to sign in to Gmail with the same username and password
All of your existing emails and contacts stay intact
You continue to send and receive email from the email address you prefer, whether it’s your business email or your original Gmail address.
And it says this here:https://support.google.com/work/mail..._topic=6296469
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To start using your new business email, just sign in with your existing Gmail address and password, or your new business email and existing Gmail password. When you compose emails, you can choose to send from whichever email address you prefer—your new business address or your original Gmail address.
Also, I figured out that me having family sharing set up on my personal email account was blocking me from signing up for "Business email powered by G Suite." When I turned off family sharing I was able to clear the initial hurdles at this link, though I did not fully sign up. https://www.google.com/apps/signup/u/0/gmail/country

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Old 15 Mar 2019, 07:28 PM   #6
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Also, I figured out that me having family sharing set up on my personal email account was blocking me from signing up for "Business email powered by G Suite." When I turned off family sharing I was able to clear the initial hurdles at this link, though I did not fully sign up. https://www.google.com/apps/signup/u/0/gmail/country
As you had previously noticed this link is not working in my country. Have to wait until this becomes available.
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Old 15 Mar 2019, 08:58 PM   #7
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Permanently linking your personal Gmail address with G Suite has some pluses, but I am very wary of locking myself in to G Suite with the possibility of price increases, feature changes, etc. Google has a habit of taking products that work great and are loved and just ending them or turning them into something not loved, and G Suite has a lot of business focus that will only get stronger. If you cancel G Suite after doing this you also lose your personal Gmail address.
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Old 20 Mar 2019, 10:23 PM   #8
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Hope this isn't a dumb question. I used GSuite before and didn't like how my regular gmail was essentially a different account with a different login. Does what you're saying mean this has been bridged and linked together?
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Old 20 Mar 2019, 10:49 PM   #9
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It is my understanding this turns your personal gmail into G Suite essentially. Read the information at the links above.
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Old 20 Mar 2019, 10:56 PM   #10
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That's the way I understand it too which is different than before. This is better for my situation.
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Old 21 Mar 2019, 01:55 AM   #11
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Anybody actually sign up? When I try I either get an error or it goes to the gsuite signup which I think is a different product.
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Old 22 Mar 2019, 10:28 PM   #12
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Also, I figured out that me having family sharing set up on my personal email account was blocking me from signing up for "Business email powered by G Suite." When I turned off family sharing I was able to clear the initial hurdles at this link, though I did not fully sign up. https://www.google.com/apps/signup/u/0/gmail/country
Can you elaborate on what you did here to turn off the family sharing? I am trying to find this but not having any luck.
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Old Yesterday, 07:10 AM   #13
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Try going to this link to see if you have a family group set up: https://families.google.com/families

This is the link where I can sign up. Not sure if the link works for other people: https://www.google.com/apps/signup/u/0/gmail/country
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Try going to this link to see if you have a family group set up: https://families.google.com/families

This is the link where I can sign up. Not sure if the link works for other people: https://www.google.com/apps/signup/u/0/gmail/country
It says 'This is not available for your account' (translated from Dutch).

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