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How Do I “Give” My Email To Another User?

I have an email address used to support an organization. I am no longer in the position to use the email so I need to “give” it to my successor. How do I remove it from my computer but allow a new person to use it?
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Gene

Comments: 3 Responses to “How Do I “Give” My Email To Another User?”

    9 months ago

    That depends on the service. Which email service is this? Is it an email address at a domain owned by the organization? Like something@organization-name.com? If so, then it only belongs to you because you have the login information (password). Give that other person the login information and then it is theirs. They should probably change the password and you should make sure you aren’t still trying to fetch email or send email from that account any longer.

    But if this is a service like iCloud or Gmail, then it is tied to a personal account and things can get messy, particularly with iCloud. It is probably best that they simply create a new email account for themselves.

    Gene
    9 months ago

    It’s a gmail account. Can’t the new person just change the password and the previous user remove it from their computer?

    9 months ago

    Gene: A Gmail account is an account for the entire Google ecosystem. If you “give” this account to someone, they get your Google contacts, docs, drive, calendar, developer account, website ad publishing, photos, etc. now if you absolutely never used this Google account for anything but email and feel confident you weren’t using any other services, then I guess you could give it away. Also think about any services you signed up for with that email address: Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, website logins, etc.

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