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Setting a backup email address

Use a backup email address to securely reset your password if you can no longer access your primary email address.

  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. Under "Backup email address," select the address you want to set as your backup email address using the drop-down menu.

    Backup email address

  4. Click Save.

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