How do I change my email address?

If there's only one email address linked to your PayPal account, it's by default your primary email address. You won't be able to edit or delete your primary email address. If you want to replace your current email address with another one, you'll need to add and confirm the new email address, make it your primary email, and then remove the old email address.

After you've changed your email address, remember to also update it in any associated eBay auctions or on your website to avoid payment interruption.

Replacing your primary email address

First, add and confirm a new email address:

  1. Go to your ProfileIcon Settings.
  2. Click + in the Email section.
  3. Type the new email address and click Add Email.
  4. Click Update next to this email address, and click Confirm this email.
  5. Find our email in your inbox to confirm this email address.

Then, assign a new primary email address for your account:

  1. Go to your ProfileIcon Settings.
  2. Click Update next to the email address.
  3. Check the box next to Make this my primary email for receiving notifications, and click Change Email.

Finally, remove the old email address:

  1. Go to your ProfileIcon Settings.
  2. Click Remove next to the email address.


Editing a secondary email address
You may add up to 7 email addresses to your PayPal account. Each email address can only be associated to one PayPal account at a time. You can update a secondary address following these steps:

  1. Go to your ProfileIcon Settings.
  2. Click Update next to your email address in the Email section.
  3. Update the email address and click Change Email.