If you have a Gmail account, username@gmail.com, Google allows you to use an alias like username+somealias@gmail.com and still redirect all emails to root email. (Notice the + sign.)

I just signed up on WorkPlace site with usename+sitese@gmail.com but for some reason the confirmation e-mail came from stackexchange instead and, not surprisingly, I cannot login using those credentials on Workplace. Upon login it tells me that ”The email or password is incorrect”.

So, even if I initiated the signup on that site, it ended up to sign me up on this site instead.

  • It's called subaddressing. Stack exchange will not put your accounts together but keep them completely separate, no matter what Google does. Which email do you use when signing up? – ben is uǝq backwards Apr 22 '18 at 12:46
  • I signed up with username@gmail.com and I want a completelly different account on a specific site using gmail’s feature, to simulate uniqueness – Adelin Apr 22 '18 at 13:04
  • are you using a google login? You can have seperate logins/accounts on the same google account - I use + addressing for my alternate, and a normal google login for my main account. – Journeyman Geek Apr 22 '18 at 13:07
  • @JourneymanGeek for my main account it is indeed a Google login, using google authorization – Adelin Apr 22 '18 at 13:22
  • hm. That is literally the setup I use. Maybe try reviewing your login options on the main account to make sure you didn't accidentally set the +sitese account as a login option there, then reset the password on the alternate account? – Journeyman Geek Apr 22 '18 at 13:56
  • @JourneymanGeek the reset the password link says that “the email doesn’t exist in our records”, eventhough it’s sent to the same email where I received the “complete registration email” – Adelin Apr 22 '18 at 14:28
  • @JourneymanGeek I think I found the problem. When I signup from that specific site, the confirmation comes from meta.stackexchange.com. So, even if I initiated the signup on that site, it ended up to sign me up on this site instead. Not sure where exactly is the problem coming from but the site in question is workplace site – Adelin Apr 22 '18 at 15:34

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