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Google Calendar invites using alternate email addresses


A few years I had a wonderful client of mine ask if it was possible to receive Google Calendar invitations that were sent to her other email account, such as a forwarder or other email provider.

I have updated this post to account for Google Calendar updates.

We quickly resolved this by using 3 easy steps:

  1. For your alternate email address(es), create a Google account or login to an existing account.
  2. In Google Calendar, select the calendar you want to share to and click ‘Settings and Sharing’ icon (three vertical dots next to calendar name).
  3. Under ‘Settings for my calendars’, click ‘Access permissions’.
  4. Under ‘Share with specific people’, click ‘Add people’ button and enter the alternate email address.
  5. Change permissions to ‘Make changes and manage sharing’ rights.

Your Google Calendar should now accept invitations being sent to your added email.

Google Drive shares will also be accepted that are sent to the alternate email address.

Please share any comments below if this worked or not for you.




  1. Mike says:

    Worked great for me! Thanks.

    1. Cory Ballentine says:

      Fantastic Mike!
      I have also updated these instructions to work with recent Google Calendar updates.

  2. Karl says:

    thank you for this. I took these steps exactly and I still could not get events sent to my alternate email to appear on my Google Calendar

    1. Cory Ballentine says:

      Hi Karl, I can help you troubleshoot this.
      Email me with more specifics :

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