How to change the email address associated with your Steam gaming account

It's easy to change your Steam email address through your Account tab.

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It’s easy to change your Steam email address through your Account tab.
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It’s not uncommon to change your primary email account over time. This is especially true if your current email address is about to expire, or if you need to change email providers.

Luckily, Steam allows you to change the email address associated with your account.

This is ideal for those that don’t have access to the original email associated with their account, or want a different email specifically for Steam.

Here’s how to change the email on your Steam account.

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How to change your Steam email

1. Launch the Steam application.

2. In the top left-hand corner of the screen, click “Steam” and wait for the drop-down menu to appear. Then click on “Settings” if you’re on a PC, or “Preferences…” if you’re on a Mac.

3. Once the Settings or Preferences window appears, stay on the “Account” tab and click on “Change contact email address…”

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Click on “Change contact email address…” to update the email address for your Steam login.
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4. If you have two-factor authentication, enter the code that Steam sends you.

If you enabled two-factor authentication, ask Steam to send you a verification code and enter it in.

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If you enabled two-factor authentication, ask Steam to send you a verification code and enter it in.
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5. Once you’re in, enter the new email address you wish to use, then click “Change Email.” You might also need to enter your Steam password.

6. After you enter your new email address, Steam Support will immediately send a confirmation email to the new address. Click the link inside the email to verify your new email address.

7. After you click on the confirmation link, Steam will confirm that your email address has been changed.

8. After the email address change has been confirmed, click “Finish” to complete the process.

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