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How to change Primary Email Address in PayPal ?

PayPal Holdings, Inc. is a US based company that operates a worldwide online payment system. By using services of Paypal, Online money transfers are served as electronic alternatives to usual paper methods like cheque payments and money orders. PayPal is one of the largest Internet payment companies of the World.  Paypal operates as an acquirer, it performs payment processing for online vendors, a huge number of auction sites and other commercial users, for which it charges a fee. In previous article we discussed about the process to add address in PayPal and to change address in Paypal . The reason you have landed on this page is to change your Primary Email Address in PayPal Account. Today, we will tell you how to change primary email address in PayPal Account.

How to change Primary Email Address in PayPal ?

1) Opening the Paypal Website and Signing into Paypal Account

First of all you need to open the PayPal Website (https://www.paypal.com/). Enter your Credentials(Email Address and Password) to login to your PayPal Account.

PayPal Login Email ID and Login Password

2) Proceeding to Account Overview

As soon as you login to your account, at the bottom of the screen you will find a button which says ‘Proceed to Account Overview’. Please click on this button.

Proceeding to PalPal Account Overview

3) Opening the PayPal Profile

Now you need to click on the Gear Icon at the top Right of the Screen(Just besides Log Out). This will open your PayPal Profile.

PayPal Profile

4) Proceeding to Add Email Adddress in PayPal Email Addresses Option

Now, at the right hand side you will find Email Addresses. At the top right side of this option you will find the + link. Please click on this + link to Add your new Email Address in PayPal Account.

Add Email Address in PayPal

5) Adding Email Address in PayPal Account

Now enter the new email address which you want to Add in your PayPal (i.e.,The Email Address which you want to make Primary Email Address in PayPal). After entering the Email Address, please click on Add Email.Adding Email Address in PayPal Account

6) Checking the Email Addresses linked with PayPal Account

As soon as you add a new Email address in PayPal Account, you will be able to see it in the list of associated Email Addresses. You new Email address will show as Unconfirmed(As Shown Below).

You would have got an email from PayPal to confirm your new Email Address. You need to confirm your new Email Address by clicking on the link provided in Email you received from PayPal.

Note : If you did not get an Email from PayPal, you can follow the Step No.7, otherwise skip to Step No.8.

Unconfirmed Email Address in PayPal

7) Proceeding to confirm Email Address in PayPal

Please click on the link Confirm this Email Address to get a mail from PayPal with the link to confirm your Email Address.Confirm Email Address in PayPal

As soon as you click on ‘Confirm this email Address’ link you will find a message saying ‘Check your email to confirm this address’. Check for New Email to Confirm Email Address in PayPal

8) Confirming Email Address in PayPal

Once you click on the link which you have got in your Email from PayPal, you will be redirected to a page where you need to enter your PayPal Password. Click on Confirm Email Address after entering the Password.

Confirm your Email Address in PayPal

9) Checking the Confirmed Email Address in PayPal

Once you have confirmed your Email Address, you need to check whether your Email Address has been Added to your profile or not. You will now be able to see your Email Address in the PayPal Profile.

Now, you can see that the new email address which you added is not your Primary Email Address. So, you need to click on Edit link corresponding to your new Email Address to make your new email address as your Primary Email Address in PayPal.

Check Confirmed Email Addresses in PayPal

10) Changing Primary Email Address in PayPal

Finally, you to change Primary Email Address in PayPal Account, you need to click on the check box which has a message ‘Make this your primary email address for receiving notifications’. Once you see a Tick Mark against it, click on Change Email and you’re done !Change Primary Email Address in PayPalThis is the Complete process to change primary Email Address in PayPal Account. If you have any doubts or queries, you can leave you comments below.

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Anirudh Singh is a passionate blogger and the man behind Amazing India Blog. He has 5 years of experience in the newspaper industry and he founded Amazing India Blog in 2015. Apart from writing and editing articles on Travel, Business and Technology at Amazing India Blog, he also contributes to other well known newspapers and online news blogs.

One comment

  1. Pay Pal rejects my password when I try to connect to advise PayPal that the email address
    they accept is no longer useful to me; my server said I should not use [email protected]:
    they purchased 3web years ago and the address did work without problems – but not now.

    PayPal by phone seems to be an automated caller that will confirm or change my password
    using the useless email address.

    I tried making a NEW account with a new address, and the “robot” seems to see I am using
    my home address and a “wrong” email address – the one that I want to change to is rejected.

    The Walmart store in Toronto will not proceed with the order until I fix PayPal,
    my preferred method.
    Stan

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