The Anonymous Widower

Struggling With GMail

Many years ago before GMail existed, I started using Chrome and opened a Google account, so that I could run Google Alerts on subjects in which I’m interested.

I’ve had my e-mail for getting on for thirty years and I can’t see any reason to change it.

On my mobile phone, I have created a new Google and GMail  account, so that, when I travel I have access to e-mail, as well aw text.

Everything works fine on the phone, but how do I log in to my GMail on my laptop.

I’m always asked to create a new GMail address, when I try. But I already have one.

How do I sort this mess out?

June 17, 2019 - Posted by | Computing | , ,


  1. Assuming you have the gmail email address and your password, just install Thunderbird and configure that. The wizard should autoconfigure for gmail when you enter the gmail email address, then you just need the password.

    Alternatively log into google via chrome on your laptop and access the gmail address that way, if chrome is not playing ball then install firefox and go to and do the same.

    Ping me if you are still having an issue.



    Comment by Tim Regester | June 17, 2019 | Reply

  2. Install Chrome on your laptop, install the Gmail app from apps, sign in to Gmail, top right corner on the app.

    Comment by Jagracer | June 18, 2019 | Reply

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