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Problems removing an email address

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Jonnyg779
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Hi, I am wanting to create a new PayPal account with an email linked to the current one. It isn't the primary email so it should be easy to remove but it doenst let me remove it. Is it easier just to close the account and then use the email to start another?

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sharpiemarker
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@Jonnyg779 

 

Yeah, something’s changed with the user interface, depending on one’s region. That’s what is happening with phone numbers for me or my region. They can only be updated to be removed which they should let people remove it, for example, if a work phone is now invalid and you don’t know when you’ll get another one so one does not have outdated info listed in the meantime.

 

Perhaps update the email address you want to remove to another one to bump it off. If that’s not possible then closing the account will have to do. You may have to contact customer service to release make the email address available again if it give you an error message that email address cannot be used.


Kudos & Solved are greatly appreciated. 🙂

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sharpiemarker
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@Jonnyg779 

 

Yeah, something’s changed with the user interface, depending on one’s region. That’s what is happening with phone numbers for me or my region. They can only be updated to be removed which they should let people remove it, for example, if a work phone is now invalid and you don’t know when you’ll get another one so one does not have outdated info listed in the meantime.

 

Perhaps update the email address you want to remove to another one to bump it off. If that’s not possible then closing the account will have to do. You may have to contact customer service to release make the email address available again if it give you an error message that email address cannot be used.


Kudos & Solved are greatly appreciated. 🙂

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Jonnyg779
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Thanks for your response! Yea I had to contact support and they were able to remove the email address for me over the phone

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