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I have an old Stack Overflow account with a registered email address. However, this account is old and I don't want to use it anymore. I want to create a brand new account. BUT, I registered my big important email address with the old account and want to use this address for the new one!! But I receive the error, "this email address is already registered with an account".

Is it possible for me to unregister my email address from the old account and re-register with the new one. Preferably, not deleting the old account. As I will still be referring to it on occasion.

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Go to https://stackoverflow.com/users/mylogins/current and remove the Stack Exchange login (make sure you have another login method that is still valid). You can then add a Stack Exchange login to another new account.

  • Great! If I decided to keep the old Login, would the public know I have 2 logins? Also, is the OpenID just my name? – Gregory Peck Jul 19 '15 at 11:44
  • @Gregory The public can't see your logins. I'm not sure I understand your second question. – grg Jul 19 '15 at 11:49
  • Well I have the option of adding a LogIn using Facebook/yahoo etc. Then there is an option for using an OpenID. My first login uses Facebook. I want my second one to use my email address and name. How is this achieved? What do I input for the OpenID. Sorry if I seem a bit ignorant, I'm very new to all this – Gregory Peck Jul 19 '15 at 11:54
  • I only have one login to choose from and that is with my Facebook email. Yet when I try to register with my google email it logs me into my Facebook account. As if both are connected. Hence, I have no option of removing my Google email from my account because under my logins all that is available is my Facebook email – Gregory Peck Jul 19 '15 at 12:08
  • Nevermind, I had to change my email address in profile info, this surprisingly fixed the issue. Thanks for the help – Gregory Peck Jul 19 '15 at 12:11

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