Google Checkout issue with Emails as User Names

If you are about to purchase a license to the Draft Analyzer, please leave unchecked the option to “Keep my email address confidential“.  If you check this option, we will have to manually create your license.

We have switched our shopping cart to Google this year, which has been great with one critical exception.  On the first page of Google Checkout, Google includes a checkbox to “Keep my email address confidential”.  This feature prohibits us from automatically creating a license to our web application for you as we use your email address as your User Name.  If you check this box, Google encrypts your email address so it appears to us as “”.  Unless you can guess what that assigned email address is, you won’t be able to immediately sign-in to the Draft Analyzer Web.

Leave this unchecked for automated licensing

Leave this unchecked for automated licensing

I understand the thought behind this as I don’t like getting spammed, even from on-line retailers that I purchase from frequently…but that is what the second check box is for.  This feature is intended to improve lives, but in this case and many similar cases it doesn’t.  I am a huge fan of Google and the tools they provide, but they need to provide more flexibility to trusted merchants on this one.

If this has affected your purchase, please send an email to support at with your purchase details and prefered email address to use as your User Name.

Sorry for the hassle.  Depending on how much pain this causes, we may or may not continue using the Google checkout service.