Gmail signs me into Youtube

  thumbscrew 00:23 16 Jul 2012

I've just signed up for Gmail and I've discovered that each time I sign in, I'm automatically signed in to Youtube. Also when I sign in to Youtube the reverse happens and I'm also in to Gmail.I'd prefer to decide and isolate them, anyone know if this is possible?

  KRONOS the First 09:30 16 Jul 2012

You can go into your youtube settings and link to a separate gmail account.

  thumbscrew 10:50 16 Jul 2012

Thanks Chronus, I don't know if it makes any difference, but I've also got a separate Outlook Express account.

  KRONOS the First 11:02 16 Jul 2012

To be honest I have no idea, but it is easy enough to create a separate Gmail account, I have 5 which are used for different situations. Create">">Create you can add the new address to your main account,that way you can get any email to the new address in one account, but of course they will be separate.

  thumbscrew 11:11 16 Jul 2012

Thanks Chronus, I'll investigate that when I return from work later today.

  difarn 11:15 16 Jul 2012

I believe that you can collect your g-mail via Outlook Express - instructions here. According to some posts I have read this gets around the problem because you are not permanently signed in to your Google account.

  thumbscrew 11:25 16 Jul 2012

Yes, I'd read about that, thanks difarn and I'll give it a shot later...long list of instructions but all the info's there.

  KRONOS the First 11:29 16 Jul 2012

Sorry my link,for some reason did not work. Someone posted here that you could copy and paste a link these day. But I think that is true sometimes as consistency is not a strong point here. So try this link instead.


  KRONOS the First 11:57 16 Jul 2012

Link still not working, just type create gmail account and it is the top page beneath the ad.

  thumbscrew 12:05 16 Jul 2012

Ok Chronus, got it...thanks very much.

  lotvic 15:04 16 Jul 2012

On this XP pc I collect gmail via Outlook Express POP (I suppose I could use IMAP) so am never logged into Youtube etc unless I deliberately log in. Setting up the account in OE was just the same as any other POP email. You just have to remember to go to gmail Webmail first to enable POP in your acccount. Instructions are in a link in difarn's link.

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