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How do I confirm my email address?

Here's how to add and confirm an email address on your PayPal account:

  1. Click the ProfileIcon Settings icon next to "Log out."
  2. Click the + beside "Email address".
  3. Enter your new email address.
  4. Click Add an email address.
  5. We will send you an email to confirm your new email address.
Here's how to confirm your email address if you didn't receive the confirmation email we sent:
  1. Click the ProfileIcon Settings icon next to "Log out."
  2. Click Edit next to the email address you want to confirm.
  3. Click Confirm this email address.
  4. Check your email address and click the link in the email we sent you.

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

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