I created an account at Stack Exchange and realized that I don't need it and can use Gmail to log in instead. I tried clicking the x under my logins but it says "you can't remove your only login"

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    You need to add another login (i.e. Gmail) then you can delete the first one.
    – Himanshu
    Nov 12, 2013 at 5:10
  • How do I add new login may be?!
    – Rahul
    Nov 12, 2013 at 5:12
  • @R.J - He do not want to delete his SE account. He just want to remove his SE OpenID.
    – Himanshu
    Nov 12, 2013 at 5:13
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    @R.J - Updated.. :)
    – Himanshu
    Nov 12, 2013 at 5:14
  • @hims056 I have my gmail connected. I can see it under "my logins" Nov 12, 2013 at 5:15
  • @R.J I also deleted my account at stackoverflow but that still left my stackexchange.com account/openId alive... (i.e i can still login to openid.stackexchange.com/user) Nov 12, 2013 at 5:17
  • Deleting your account from SO doesn't delete your Stack Exchange id.
    – Rahul
    Nov 12, 2013 at 5:23
  • So I figured out how to remove my SE open id from the "my logins". Apparently since the email I used to setup SE open id and gmail are the same email it thought I was deleting all logins from "my logins". However to delete the SE openID do I just let it sit or someone I contact about this? Nov 12, 2013 at 5:28

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This blog post doesn't apply to Stack Exchange OpenID.

You can let it sit if you like. It's not really hurting anything. If you do want to remove it, though, just let us know. Make it clear that you want to delete the Stack Exchange OpenID account (and give us the email address it's associated with) and not your site profile.

  • Triply important is the email address associated with the credential, it must be the exact email that you used, or we probably won't be able to help you.
    – user50049
    Jan 11, 2014 at 8:06
  • Adam Lear, is this the only way to remove?
    – Ollie
    Aug 8, 2020 at 0:02
  • @Ollie Yes, the only way to delete an SE OpenId account itself (rather than just remove it from your SE profile) is to contact support.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Aug 10, 2020 at 14:29

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