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Adding an email address to your GitHub account

GitHub allows you to add as many email addresses to your account as you like. If you set an email address in your local Git configuration, you will need to add it to your account settings in order to connect your commits to your account. For more information about your email address and commits, see "Setting your commit email address."


  • 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). If you'd like to keep your email address private, you can use a GitHub-provided noreply email address. For more information, see "Setting your commit email address."
  • If you're a member of an enterprise with managed users, you cannot make changes to your email address on GitHub. For more information, see "Types of GitHub accounts."
  1. In the upper-right corner of any page on GitHub, click your profile photo, then click Settings.

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

  3. In "Add email address", type your email address and click Add.

  4. Verify your email address.

  5. In the "Primary email address" dropdown menu, select the email address you'd like to associate with your web-based Git operations.

    Screenshot of the "Email" settings page. Under "Primary email address," a dropdown menu, labeled with Octocat's email address, is outlined in orange.

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