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How do I confirm my email address?

When you add an email address, PayPal sends an email automatically to this address. To confirm your email address:

  1. Click the confirmation link in the email.
  2. Enter your PayPal password.
  3. Click on Confirm my email address.

If the link doesn't appear in the email, you can send the email again directly from your PayPal account:

  1. Go to your Settings page.
  2. Click Edit next to the email address you want to confirm.
  3. Click Confirm this address.
  4. Follow the instructions.

Once the new email address is confirmed, you can designate it as your primary to receive all your PayPal notifications at this email address. Here's how:

  1. Go to your Settings page.
  2. Click Edit next to the email address.
  3. Check the box before "Make this my primary email address for receiving notifications."
  4. Click on Edit the email address.
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