Aug 21 2020 02:59 AM
Aug 21 2020 02:59 AM
When I try to log into Teams with my G Suite work email address, it switches me to my personal Gmail account. I created a free Teams account using my G Suite address. When I did, I was not asked to create a password. Instead, it sent a code to my personal Gmail address, which is the recovery address for my G Suite address. The Gmail account is also the address for my paid Microsoft Office account.
Now when I try to log into Teams using my G Suite address, a message appears saying it is it switching to my “other” account then logs me into an account associated with my Gmail address. But I never set up a Teams account for the Gmail address.
I chose the “Work” option when signing up the G Suite account and now Teams has my Gmail account associated with the work name.
I’ve been in touch with a Microsoft “Agent,” “Moderator” but she has been no help. This has been going on for a week.
I tried starting over by following the instructions to “Delete your Teams free organization” but they aren’t applicable. I can’t log into the G Suite account in order to delete it. When I try to log into it, I’m redirected to Gmail. The G Suite account doesn’t show up.
I was told by the “Agent” to log into the Microsoft 365 Admin Center (https://admin.microsoft.com/) with my “initial email id,
admin@[GsuiteDomainName].onmicrosoft.com.” I couldn’t do that because it asked for a password, which I don’t have. I was never prompted to set up such an account.
I was finally directed by the “Agent” to post the problem here. I would appreciate any assistance in getting this sorted out.
Aug 21 2020 04:45 AM
You can use icognito/InPrivate for the guided deletion of Teams free org. as well.
I always suggest removal of the Teams cache if using the desktop app, so you can try that as well if not already done. Go via Start and type %appdata%\Microsoft\Teams, hit enter and delete all content in the Teams folder to reset the app. If on mac ~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Teams/
If no luck remove the app and reinstall it.
Aug 22 2020 01:27 PM
@ChristianBergstrom Thank you. I tried all of those steps but got the same result.
I tried private mode but it sent me to the G mail account instead of the G Suite account.
I deleted the cache and tried to log in again. Same result.
And I deleted the application. When I tried to sign back in with the G Suite account it said "It looks like you already have an account" and sent me to the Gmail account again.
Is there some way to delete the G Suite account and start over? Or can Microsoft figure out what's going on on the back end?
Any other solutions?
Aug 25 2020 08:59 AM
Hello @armstrong360 Thank you for your comment. The Tech Community is by and for users and it includes many experts in the use of Teams - it's rare that a Microsoft person replies to a message because there are so many capable users in the community (I just happened to see this post doing other research). If you'd like direct support from a Microsoft, you can go to support.microsoft.com or answers.microsoft.com. Hope this helps.