I have already changed my email via one of Stack Exchange's sites, and it has been changed on all other sites as well. However, I can only log in with my old email address.

I don't use any third-party OpenID providers to log in. I just want to use the Stack Exchange login with a different email. How do I change my Stack Exchange login email?

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    How did you change your email via one of Stack Exchange's site? I can't even figure out how to do that. Heck, I can't even figure out how to log out! Commented Jul 6, 2019 at 21:22
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    That's not a duplicate, as this question is how to change the Stack Exchange login email. The OpenID is just one of various possible ways logins, a google account is other and and an email / password pair is another. Commented Sep 4, 2019 at 19:42
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    Actual answer here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/793/… Commented Sep 4, 2019 at 19:44
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    As this was the first Google result and will be for many other people: the posted link above me by @ThatBrazilianGuy is still up to date in April 2021 and works even for plain email registered users. Unanswered is, how to really remove old emails as pointed out in the answer there, trying to log in with the old email will prompt a dialog to create the account again even after it has been deleted.
    – bugybunny
    Commented Apr 30, 2021 at 7:56
  • HOW TO: First go to meta.stackexchange.com/users/mylogins/current and add the new email address by clicking on "Add more logins ..." - set a password too. Then confirm the link in the email sent. Afterwards remove your old email address.
    – Avatar
    Commented Feb 24 at 14:38

1 Answer 1

  1. Go to https://openid.stackexchange.com and create a new account
  2. On that same page, click Use your own URL to log in
  3. Copy the link that looks like https://openid.stackexchange.com/user/xxxx-yyyy-etc
  4. Edit your logins at one of the Stack Exchange sites, such as https://stackoverflow.com/users/mylogins/me — this will affect all Stack Exchange sites: screenshot
  5. click add more logins... and select More login options
  6. paste the link at the bottom
  7. if you want, go back to my logins and remove the old email address
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    I thought OpenID was supposed to make logins easier, not vastly more complicated, confusing, and unwieldy. ಠ_ಠ
    – Synetech
    Commented Jul 1, 2015 at 20:00
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    One of the most difficult email changes I have ever done. The answer above seems to be outdated, you need now: 1. Go to openid.stackexchange.com and register a new account, 2. login on the same page after email confirm, 3. click on the hardly to see "Use your own URL to log in" at openid.stackexchange.com/user and take the link from "openid2.local_id" 3. Go to stackoverflow.com/users/login-add and paste it there. Confirm. Done. ... gosh :/
    – Avatar
    Commented Sep 4, 2016 at 7:58
  • @Synetech I guess Stack Exchange is thinking that developers can handle "complicated, confusing, and unwieldy". I vote for setting this kind of OpenID the default login experience for Facebook, iPhone, or Android. Commented Dec 31, 2016 at 12:14
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    Thanks @KaiNoack your steps helped me change my login... for others, here is a link that works to disable your old login: stackoverflow.com/users/mylogins/me
    – Wes
    Commented Jan 26, 2017 at 14:45
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    What a load of crap! This has literally taken me about 25minutes to change an email address! Commented Nov 28, 2017 at 20:14
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    Are you kidding me...
    – TheSHEEEP
    Commented Jan 30, 2018 at 11:06
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    thanks @Wes all I needed was this link: stackoverflow.com/users/mylogins/me 10 seconds and done: added new email and removed old one :)
    – wasil
    Commented Nov 15, 2018 at 8:25
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    I don't see an option to create an account on openid.stackexchange.com, was it removed? Commented Jan 16, 2019 at 9:55
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    Is this still accurate now that OpenID is no longer supported? meta.stackexchange.com/q/307647/216712
    – jpmc26
    Commented Feb 16, 2019 at 5:35
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    At the date of today the link of @wasil is all we need
    – bormat
    Commented Jul 28, 2019 at 13:57
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    I don't see "create new account" on that page? Thanks
    – Natus Drew
    Commented May 20, 2020 at 23:29
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    @wasil: Please post that as an answer. That's the real answer...
    – Adam
    Commented Jun 23, 2020 at 8:06
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    @Adam the question is locked as there is a more up to date answer at meta.stackexchange.com/questions/793/… (commented below the question above) that works in April 2021. I wanted to post an updated answer but saw that the linked answer really works for once :D
    – bugybunny
    Commented Apr 30, 2021 at 7:57
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    This took way more effort than necessary, I went through four or five pages to change a single piece of information about my account.
    – Malekai
    Commented Jun 17, 2022 at 2:07
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    This is still an issue in 2023. I truly can't believe how bad this is.
    – WackGet
    Commented Apr 23, 2023 at 17:53

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