I used an old email address from a provider that is long dead now, so when I logged in stackoverflow, I clicked on my name, got into "emails" settings and changed the address in two different locations (first time i changed the email only in one field and then couldnt log in, so I verified and changed another field)

But guess what? I still can't use my changed email, even if it's listed in that profile.

I'm lost.


Your goal is to be able to sign in with that newer email, but you're finding you can't, right?

It sounds like you're changing your contact email on your Email Settings page, but this does not change your login credentials.

You can manage your login credentials at the My Logins page in your preferences. Add your new credentials there. You will then be able to sign in with those new credentials.

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    Ok thank you! so I added another login by connecting with my email (i'm sure 80% of the people wouldn't have found how to proceed and even more wouldn't have found the link until you pointed it to me). Now it says " Stack Exchange Stack Exchange (used 8 mins ago) change password remove" But it doesn't list my email, this is utterly confusing because the other line show my old email – pedrotester Apr 1 '19 at 12:42
  • it's normal, right? – pedrotester Apr 4 '19 at 20:36
  • My Stack Exchange account entry shows my email, but you might want to ask about that in a separate question. – doppelgreener Apr 4 '19 at 20:37

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