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I registered my Stack Overflow account using the Stack Exchange OpenID provider. I later changed my e-mail, but I cannot change the e-mail address associated with my OpenID for some reason. Why is that, and how do I change it? I logged in to Stack Exchange and it lets me change my password, but never my e-mail.

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I asked this question after the initial trial, on a now-deleted answer. Kevin replied "Also, no, your account is tied directly to your e-mail address by design.". I do not know if this is still the case, but I will point him at this new question. –  Marc Gravell Aug 15 '11 at 12:20
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Yes, it's possible to change your email address. Just follow this guide: link –  vurquee Jan 24 '12 at 13:45
    
@covanova yeah you're right, you can change the stackoverflow e-mail in that way. however the open id e-mail cannot be changed I think. so for example you can remove the openid association from your account and register another openid association (that has a different e-mail) –  test Jan 25 '12 at 18:57
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@test : It seems that my previous comment is confusing. Let me rephrase it. The OpenID Email address cannot be changed. The link I posted tells you how to change your associated OpenID account to a new one, without losing your reputation, badges, and so on. –  vurquee Jan 29 '12 at 9:21
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You cannot change the e-mail address attached to your openid.stackexchange account, by design.

If you've lost access to the e-mail you registered with initially, create a new openid.stackexchange account and either add it to your Stack Overflow account (via your profile page, if you're still logged in) or create a new Stack Overflow account and email us via the Contact link so we can merge the two accounts.

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Thanks. I re-registered with another e-mail and then I added that to my StackOverflow account. Then I clicked the 'swap' link in my profile to switch the two OpenIDs. Then I deleted the old one. –  test Aug 16 '11 at 1:07
    
Does this method still work? Each time I am trying to proceed, I cannot enter any alternative account. It goes straight back to home page of SE. –  Eric Platon Mar 11 at 2:00
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Why is this "by design"? People commonly change email addresses and nearly all websites allow you to change the email address associated with your profile. Why does StackExchange feel that they shouldn't allow it in their system? –  orrd Apr 26 at 2:28
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