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Need to change email but no "edit" option--I posted from my inactive account! Please reply to this!!

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Sorry--I posted the first discussion from my inactive account--I won't see your helpful responses! (I'm just a wee bit stressed.) Please respond to this thread instead. I apologize for the confusion. Also, not sure if this is the correct board. Lemme know.

 

I seem to have 2 separate accounts but the primary account is associated with Email A, which is now inactive. The Email A account has a monthly plan I purchased in July 2020 and has thousands of photos. When I got laid off, I tried to change the email to Email B, but Dropbox said I already had an account with Email B (which I forgot about). I reviewed various help articles but now, when I finally have a chance to act on them, I can't find a solution.   


I can't invite Email A to share because Email A is inactive.   


I created Email C. I went to Settings to change my email address, but the edit option says, "verify email." Clicking that would send a verification to Email A, my old, inactive account.   


Ideally, I would like to update the account to Email B.
Alternatively, I am okay with Email C.
But I need to combine these ASAP so not only are all of my photos in one place, but I need to add thousands more from my work hard drive (which I also used for my photos--I know, I learned my lesson), which I need to return ASAP. The Email B account isn't on a plan and can't hold, at least not for long, my thousands of photos.

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If email B is associated with an already existing Dropbox account, then use email C. 

 

Let me know of any updates, @Jillalex!


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Re: Need to change email but no "edit" option--I posted from my inactive account! Please reply to...

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Hi there @Jillalex, thanks for checking in with us. 

 

Could you let me know if you get the option to "Update email address" after clicking on the "verify email" button under your General tab?

 

Let me know how it goes, cheers!


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OMG, yes, it's there! I was too afraid to click on it, thinking it would automatically send the email. 

 

So, do you think should I use Email B (preferred) or new Email C?

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If email B is associated with an already existing Dropbox account, then use email C. 

 

Let me know of any updates, @Jillalex!


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@Lusil, thank you!

 

It worked perfectly and everything is there. I very much appreciate your support and how quickly you helped me! 

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No worries, @Jillalex! Glad I could help. 

 

If anything else comes up in the future, don't hesitate to give us another shout. 

 

In the meantime, I hope you have a lovely day ahead!


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