Hey everyone! We’ve noticed a few threads pop up from customers having trouble getting access to their Personal Google account data (Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Photos, YouTube, etc.).
This issue is typically caused by an error known as “conflicting accounts” (otherwise known as the “Please contact your Organization Administrator” issue. It happens when the TELUS email was used as the login to the personal Google account. Each account must have its own unique login or else the system wouldn’t know which account you’re trying to access.
Not to worry though, this can easily be resolved by following the steps below on how to rename your personal Google account.
Step 1: Add another account
Step 2. Sign in to your account
On the sign-in page, you will have to enter an email address with the domain @gtempaccount.com. Follow these steps:
Step 3: Enter your Google account password
Enter your Google account password and select Next
Step 4: Change your password
You will then be asked to enter and re-enter a new password.
Step 5: Sign out of your account
On the Google account homepage, click on your initial at the top right and sign out of your account
Step 6: Sign in again
Sign in again with the same credentials you just created
Step 7: Choose an email address to access your account
This is where you choose an email address to use going forward to access your Google services.
Note: If you already have another Gmail account, unfortunately, you will not be able to use it to complete this step. You will have to create a new account
Step 8: Choose your Gmail address
Note: The information you enter in the field “Your current email address” will be used as a way to retrieve this account in the future. You may use your TELUS email address in this field.
Step 9: Access Google services
Note: If you’re unsure as to which Google services you had created this account for, go to myaccount.google.com/dashboard
How to toggle between both accounts
Google makes it easy to toggle between accounts.
For more tip & tricks related to the migration to Google visit our TELUS email setup & help with migration support page
I have had the same issue. Google will not let me set up a temp account.
Since the migration we have not been able to access our blogger website, YouTube or docs. "No access, contact your administrator "
We have previously used our Telus email to access our Google accounts. Telus business support has been no help. Told me to find an I T person!
As someone who never had a Google account prior to the Telus migration I don't think this will work for people who didn't previously have a GMail account. Alternatively you can create a Google account and then follow these instructions.
I found simply logging out of my Google hosted Telus email restores access to the Google services. I normally use Outlook to access my email which alleviates the issue when using web based email.
Alternatively using a second InPrivate (Edge) or Incognito (Chrome) window will let me access these services while logged into Telus webmail.
Yes, I discovered I have multiple google accounts from over the years. Thank goodness I have another email not gmail or telus. When I get the error, I look at the account profile pic and say, ahhh! Log out of all accounts, and then log in with the non-gmail/telus. Phew! BTW, the "no account access" pop-up just started occurring last 2 weeks or so. I have had the different accounts for over a year. Any idea why it pops up now?
You must be joking. I've just about had it with Telus. After their "migration" to gmail, I had to pay an IT guy $500 to get my mail working. Then Telus screwed up my other email, and I spent 2 hours on the phone with AppleCare, trying to get the Telus mess tidied up. The Apple guy—from the USA—said at least half of his big problems have to do with Telus.
"You need to talk to Telus," he said. LOL I said, "Telus does not care."
Now they're getting into health. For god's sake I hope anyone going to Telus for healthcare ups their life insurance, cuz if Telus handles health care like they handle IT, you're gonna need more life insurance.
There should actually be a class action law suit over this.
I am not able to do this. I've had a gmail account for years. Is it the password for that account that I use for the @gtempaccount that I am setting up?? When I try that, it says it's not correct - but I know it is.
These instructions are for people who used email@example.com as their gmail account address. Sis you use your Telus email address when setting up the gmail account? If not and your gmail account is firstname.lastname@example.org, then this process does not apply.
Re: the 'No access to Google Maps' problem.
You stated that:
"This issue is typically caused by an error known as “conflicting accounts”". While this is stating the obvious, the REAL error was the Telus decision to migrate to the 'new, improved' Google based email system. The system was perfectly adequate for many (most?) email users prior to the migration and it's difficult to appreciate why Telus made this move other than for dollars and cents business reasons. Not only does the new system restrict access to Google Maps and some other Google functions, but it is also appreciably more cumbersome to use and maintain than the old system. During the migration of my old emails, with the help of one of the Telus email experts(??), two valuable files containing medical and financial emails were lost. I would instantly revert to my old system if I had the chance.