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Moving away from Google Apps

  • 17-02-2021 3:30pm
    Registered Users Posts: 202 ✭✭ lordsheepface

    Right now I have [email protected] on a legacy Google Apps Account.

    [email protected] is linked to my Google Play store and my Google Photos.

    I'm looking at options for moving my email away from Google. Has anyone done this before?

    Will [email protected] still work as my google account even when my email has been moved?

    I hope this makes sense. Thanks


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,233 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko

    What do you mean "move it away from Google"?

    Oh, I notice this is months old. I hope it worked for you.

  • Registered Users Posts: 202 ✭✭ lordsheepface

    My email is within the Google Eco system. It's integrated the same way an address would be.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,673 ✭✭✭ JoyPad

    The only thing that matters is control over the domain. If you control the domain, and change the MX records to point elsewhere, then your email is practically moved. Except for history: if you need to save any existing messages, look into Export your data from Gmail.

  • Registered Users Posts: 62 ✭✭ SilverSideUp

    Just a little colour. The first email was sent in 1971. Google launched Gmail in 2004. Google don't own email no more than Toyota own cars so feel free to move your Google provided email address to wherever you like.

  • Registered Users Posts: 202 ✭✭ lordsheepface

    Thanks for your replies (I think?)

    I am using Google Workspace at present

    My concern is not my Email. I'm aware I can move my domain away and setup email anywhere else that I want. My concern is the linked Google user accounts. My understanding is that once my domain is moved away from Google Workspace the users lose access to the PLAY, PHOTOS, DRIVE, etc accounts that they use presently with Google.

    So I move MYDOMAIN.COM away from Google Workspace and setup email with another provider. I lose access to GMAIL / GOOGLE MAIL for my emails. That's fine. The issue is that all of my users at MYDOMAIN.COM may lose their linked Google Accounts.

    So for example [email protected] may have a Google Photos or a Google drive account linked to the organisations Google Workspace. They may have a PLAY STORE purchase history or linked GOOGLE PAY account etc.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 202 ✭✭ lordsheepface

    I have found this which may be of benefit to anyone else who comes across this thread in the future.

    The TLDR of it all seems to be that you need to setup a new GMAIL account to available of Google Services and setup new Google Pay, Photos, etc.