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How do I change the email or username I log in with?

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You can change your email address (which is your user name on Idealist) right in your Account Settings!

Before we get started: are you new to Idealist but using a login set up by someone else? If so, you may want to create your own loginbecome an administrator, and remove any outdated administrators from the organization before you change your email address!.

If you’re just looking to change your email address and login to an updated one on, start by logging in using your account’s current email address and password. Next, click on your name near the top right corner of the page and select "My Account” from the dropdown menu.

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This will bring up your Account Settings. In the email address field, you can enter the new email address you want to use and click “Save” at the bottom of the page:

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Once you’ve updated your email address, you’ll receive a verification email to your updated email address with a link to verify the address. Click on the verification link in the email; you should see a webpage confirming that it's been verified. You’ll then be able to use your new email address to log in to

If you don’t receive a verification email or are unable to access your account, please feel free to contact us!