iPod Touch - How do I setup messaging using a different email address then my AppleID email address?

My son got an iPod Touch for Christmas.  During the setup process I used my AppleID to register it.  Now I'm trying to set up Messaging using his email address (which is different than my AppleID) and it won't take. I get an error message of "Unable to verify email because it is already in use."

Now I setup his Email account first, so that took without an issue.  Could the Email address be causing the conflict?

Any help would be appreciated.
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IphonehelperConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Ok so first try some basic things
  1 restart your son's ipod
  2 sign out and sign back in using your apple ID
If the above didnt help try the following:
  1 go to https://appleid.apple.com/
  2 click on manage your apple ID
  3 sign in using your apple ID when assked..
  4 now you will see linked emails to your apple ID,
  remove all linked emails (exept your example@me.com and example@icloud.com if existed), then find a "+ add Email adress" and write your son's Email adress,
It will say verification email sent
I hope it help sorry for my english :))
So did it work?? :)
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