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How do I confirm my email address?

Here's how to confirm your email address:

  1. Click the Settings icon next to "Log Out."
  2. Click Edit next to the email you want to confirm.
  3. Click Confirm this email.
  4. Open the email, and click the link to confirm your address. You will automatically return to the PayPal site where you will be asked to enter your password.

When you receive the code in the mail, log in to your PayPal account and click Confirm address in the Activate Account box. Then enter your code.

After confirming your email address, you can accept payments, but you still need to link a bank account or link a credit card to your PayPal account before you can pay for things. When you pay for things with PayPal, the money will come from these accounts if your PayPal balance is not enough to cover the purchase.

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