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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 Server.

Adding an email address to your GitHub account

GitHub Enterprise Server 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.

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 your GitHub Enterprise Server instance and on your computer.

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 Server, you can try these methods for remembering it.