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Verifying your email address

Verifying your primary email address ensures strengthened security, allows GitHub staff to better assist you if you forget your password, and gives you access to more features on GitHub.

About email verification

You can verify your email address after signing up for a new account, or when you add a new email address. If an email address is undeliverable or bouncing, it will be unverified.

If you do not verify your email address, you will not be able to:

  • Create or fork repositories
  • Create issues or pull requests
  • Comment on issues, pull requests, or commits
  • Authorize OAuth App applications
  • Generate personal access tokens
  • Receive email notifications
  • Star repositories
  • Create or update project boards, including adding cards
  • Create or update gists
  • Create or use GitHub Actions
  • Sponsor developers with GitHub Sponsors

Warnings:

  • 您无法验证可用电子邮件地址服务中的电子邮件地址(允许您使用在一段时间后过期的临时地址接收电子邮件的服务)。 如果要将个人电子邮件地址保密,可以使用 GitHub 提供的 noreply 电子邮件地址。 有关详细信息,请参阅“在 GitHub 上设置提交电子邮件地址”。
  • 如果您所在的组织将电子邮件通知限于已批准的电子邮件域,则您需要验证该域的电子邮件地址才可接收有关组织中活动的电子邮件通知。 有关详细信息,请参阅“将电子邮件通知限制在已批准的域内。”

Verifying your email address

  1. 在任何页面的右上角,单击个人资料照片,然后单击“设置”。

    用户栏中的 Settings 图标

  2. In the "Access" section of the sidebar, click Emails.

  3. Under your email address, click Resend verification email. Resend verification email link

  4. GitHub will send you an email with a link in it. After you click that link, you'll be taken to your GitHub dashboard and see a confirmation banner. Banner confirming that your email was verified

Troubleshooting email verification

Unable to send verification email

您无法验证可用电子邮件地址服务中的电子邮件地址(允许您使用在一段时间后过期的临时地址接收电子邮件的服务)。 如果要将个人电子邮件地址保密,可以使用 GitHub 提供的 noreply 电子邮件地址。 有关详细信息,请参阅“在 GitHub 上设置提交电子邮件地址”。

The verification link expires after 24 hours. If you don't verify your email within 24 hours, you can request another email verification link. For more information, see "Verifying your email address."

If you click on the link in the confirmation email within 24 hours and you are directed to an error page, you should ensure that you're signed into the correct account on GitHub.com.

  1. Sign out of your personal account on GitHub.com.
  2. Quit and restart your browser.
  3. Sign in to your personal account on GitHub.com.
  4. Click on the verification link in the email we sent you.

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