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Email and contact preferences

Welcome to ORCID > Account settings > Email and contact preferences

My email addresses

Change or add email addresses to your record. We recommend setting up at least two ways to sign in to your ORCID account to help ensure that you’re not locked out of your ORCID record - learn more about sign in to ORCID. Each account has one email set as the Primary Email, which is where ORCID will send your inbox notifications, if you have opted to receive them, as well as service announcements about your account.

The current/past drop-down menu lets you select if the email address is one at which you currently can be contacted, or is an email that you no longer use but want to keep connected with your ORCID record in case it is mapped to an older research activities.

The Verify link will send an email message to your address with a link you can follow to verify that you have access to that email address. Click delete ("trash can" icon) to delete the email address from your account. Note that your primary email address cannot be deleted until you add a new email and mark it as your primary email. The visibility selector let you adjust the visibility setting of each email address.

To add a new email address to your account, type it in the Add Another Email box and click add. A verification email will automatically be sent to that address.

Learn more about verifying your email address.


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