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Managing email preferences

You can add or change the email addresses associated with your account on GitHub. You can also manage emails you receive from GitHub Enterprise Cloud.

Adding an email address to your GitHub account

GitHub Enterprise Cloud 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."

Changing your primary email address

You can change the email address associated with your personal account at any time.

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.

Setting a backup email address

Use a backup email address as an additional destination for security-relevant account notifications and to securely reset your password if you can no longer access your primary email address.

Setting your commit email address

You can set the email address that is used to author commits on and on your computer.

Blocking command line pushes that expose your personal email address

If you've chosen to keep your email address private when performing web-based operations, you can also choose to block command line pushes that may expose your personal email address.

Remembering your GitHub username or email

Are you signing in to GitHub for the first time in a while? If so, welcome back! If you can't remember the username for your personal account on GitHub Enterprise Cloud, you can try these methods for remembering it.

Types of emails GitHub sends

There are several types of emails you can receive from GitHub Enterprise Cloud, including notifications, account information, customer research invitations, and marketing communications.

Managing marketing emails from GitHub

In addition to notifications and account emails, GitHub occasionally sends marketing emails with news and information about our products. If you unsubscribe from existing marketing emails, you won't be included in future campaigns unless you change your GitHub email settings.