Verifying your email address
Verifying your primary email address ensures strengthened security, allows GitHub staff to better assist you if you forget your password, and gives you access to more features on GitHub.
You can verify your email address after signing up for a new account, or when you add a new email address. If an email address is undeliverable or bouncing, it will be unverified.
If you do not verify 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
- Receive email notifications
You cannot verify email addresses from disposable domains. If you'd like to keep your email address private, you can use a GitHub-provided
noreplyemail address. For more information, see "About commit email addresses."
If an organization you're a member of restricts email notifications to an approved email domain, you'll need to verify an email address in that domain to receive email notifications about activity in the organization. For more information, see "Restricting email notifications about organization activity to an approved email domain."
If you run into problems verifying your email address, you can troubleshoot common issues. For more information, see "Troubleshooting email verification."
In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings.
In the left sidebar, click Emails.
Next to your email address, click Send verification email.
GitHub will send you an email with a link in it. After you click that link, you'll be taken to your GitHub dashboard and see a confirmation banner.