How To Sign Up With Email ID Which Is Already In Use
While creating a new online account, signup form generally throws an error that username already exists or Email is already taken. Though, there is no solution for username (apart from changing) but this article can help you signup using the same email ID which is already in use or taken by another user.
Solution lies in your email ID itself and what all you need is a Gmail ID to make this trick work.
Do you know that your one Gmail ID is equal to unlimited number of email addresses.
This is because Gmail doesn’t care about dots (.) or capital letters in email ID. An email address with dots is same as the one without dots.
For example, if your email ID is email@example.com, it is same as firstname.lastname@example.org. Any message sent to any of those addresses will land in the same inbox which belongs to you.
While signing up for new account, if you see an error saying “email has already been taken”, just add or remove dots from gmail ID and continue signing up.
Reason: Website you are signing up considers email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org as two different email IDs. So, it lets you create new account with it. Any email notification sent by them reaches the same inbox.
What’s the use?
- You can create multiple Facebook (or any other) accounts using same Email ID
- Use the same email ID when old account was banned from service. This generally happens on forums.
- Continue extending Trial of software when they offer certain period of time per email ID.
Some More Fun Facts About Gmail Address
As I said, Gmail completely ignores any dot (.), it is not only about adding or removing dot. You can create any combination of email addresses by adding/removing dots after any character.
- email@example.com = firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and so on.
Also, it doesn’t care if the characters are capital or small.
- firstname.lastname@example.org = ROHIT.INDIA@gmail.com, Rohit.India@gmail.com and so on.
Replace Gmail with Googlemail
- email@example.com = firstname.lastname@example.org
In this way, you can create any number of combinations to generate hundreds of Gmail IDs in seconds without even signing up. Just take care that characters aren’t misspelled.You can refer Gmail support for more information.
For Outlook Email Users
If you are not Gmail user, you can still avoid this error “Email already exists”. For users who upgraded to Outlook from Live ID also have two aliases of their email address. They can use outlook instead of Live in their ID.
- email@example.com = firstname.lastname@example.org
That’s how you can save your time and efforts creating new email account to signup as different user.