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:

  • You cannot verify email addresses from disposable email address services (services that allow you to receive email at a temporary address that expires after a certain time). Wenn Du Deine E-Mail-Adresse privat halten möchtest, kannst Du eine von GitHub zur Verfügung gestellte no-reply E-Mail-Adresse verwenden. Weitere Informationen findest Du unter "Setzen Deiner Commit-E-Mail-Adresse auf GitHub."
  • Wenn eine Organisation, in der Du Mitglied bist, E-Mail-Benachrichtigungen auf eine genehmigte E-Mail-Domäne beschränkt, musst Du eine E-Mail-Adresse in dieser Domäne verifizieren, um E-Mail-Benachrichtigungen über Aktivitäten in der Organisation zu erhalten. Weitere Informationen findest Du unter „E-Mail-Benachrichtigungen auf eine genehmigte Domäne beschränken.“

Verifying your email address

  1. Klicke in der oberen rechten Ecke einer beliebigen Seite auf Dein Profilfoto und klicke dann auf Settings (Einstellungen). Symbol „Settings" (Einstellungen) auf der Benutzerleiste
  2. Klicke in der linken Seitenleiste auf Emails (E-Mails). Registerkarte „Emails" (E-Mails)
  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

You cannot verify email addresses from disposable email address services (services that allow you to receive email at a temporary address that expires after a certain time). Wenn Du Deine E-Mail-Adresse privat halten möchtest, kannst Du eine von GitHub zur Verfügung gestellte no-reply E-Mail-Adresse verwenden. Weitere Informationen findest Du unter "Setzen Deiner Commit-E-Mail-Adresse auf GitHub."

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 GitHub account.

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

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