Verifying your primary email address ensures strengthened security and allows GitHub staff to better assist you if you forget your password.

You can verify your email address after signing up for a new account, or when you add a new email address.

Warning: If you have not verified your email address, you will not be able to:

  • Create or fork repositories
  • Create issues or pull requests
  • Comment on issues, pull requests, or commits
  • Authorize OAuth App applications
  • Generate personal access tokens
  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings. Settings icon in the user bar
  2. In the left sidebar, click Emails. Emails tab

  3. Next to your email address, click Send verification email. Verify Email button

  4. GitHub will send you an email with a link in it. After you click that link, you'll be taken to an email confirmation page.
  5. On the Email Settings page, click Confirm. Confirmation page

Note: If you click the confirmation link in the email but don't see the Confirm button on the Email Settings page, sign in and try again.

Resolving issues when the email confirmation page is missing

If you click on the email confirmation link and are directed to an error page, you might be experiencing one of the following issues:

  • Either you're not signed into GitHub; or
  • You're signed into a different GitHub account.

To resolve the problem:

  1. Sign out of your personal GitHub account.
  2. Quit and restart your browser.
  3. Sign in to your personal GitHub account.
  4. Click on the verification link in the email we sent you.

In addition, make sure that you click the verification email within 24 hours of delivery. Otherwise, the link will not work. You can always request another one to be sent.