Google Apps Conflicting Accounts

A conflicting account exists when you creates a personal Google Account with the same email address username as your Truman State University Google Apps account (username@truman.edu). Previously you had to create a personal account to use Google services that weren’t  available to Google Apps accounts, like Blogger, Google Reader and Picasa Web Albums.

If you had a conflicting account you would have been notified by email in early 2011. If you have not received this email you do not need to follow any of these steps.

Conflicting Account

Now your Truman State University Google Apps account will be converted and start working more like a full Google Account, giving you access to many more applications from Google. As a byproduct, this will require that an email address is only associated with one account with Google.

Step 1: Visit www.google.com/accounts and sign in with your personal Google Account
Step 2: Click "Change email" under "Personal Settings"
Step 3: Enter a different email address where you can receive mail, enter your password, and click "Save email address"
Step 4: Check your other email address and click the link in the verification message from Google to confirm your change
If you don’t have a different email address where you can receive mail, you can resolve the conflict by renaming your account to an @gmail.com address instead.

See this Google Help Article for further information

Some words of caution
Once your @truman.edu account has transitioned, you will notice a few key changes that may be different than the behavior you are used to:
    •    Google services you visit while using your organization-managed Google Apps account will automatically sign you in with this account. Be mindful of the data you’re saving in your @truman.edu, which is subject to truman.edu’s terms and conditions.
    •    The new services available from your organization-managed account will initially not contain any information. Existing account data from your personal Google Account can still be found in that account, which you can continue to access after you assign a new email address to it.