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I forgot my email address!

I forgot my email address!

I forgot my email address. Is there a way I can get it back? I’m not sure what to do. Please help me out. Thanks

I’m astounded by the number of emails I get on this issue – at least a couple each day. Though it does surprise me (as it would most readers) – how can someone forget their email address?. I suppose it does happen and so here are a few tips to help you recover it.

Did you ever use that email account – sent a message to someone?

If you had ever sent a message from the account, contact the person and ask them for your email address. I obviously assume that the recipient has retained your email message and not deleted it and that you can get in touch with them either via phone or face-to-face.

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By the way, recovering a forgotten email address will not guarantee account access – you also need the correct password. Because there are so many different types of email accounts it’s not possible to provide step by step instructions to retrieve a forgotten email password. I suggest visiting the following links for more information:

Forgot a newly created email address?

Now this is a much easier issue to handle. Why? To quote an adage – you’ll never miss something you never had! So if you never used the email account, just forget about it.

Simply go ahead and create a second email address. You can quickly get an email address from free services like Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo! Mail. And if you feel that it’s going to raise red flags – BAH! No one cares how many email accounts you create as long as you don’t use them to send spam.

Below are links to articles with detailed instructions on how to create email accounts on the three most popular services:

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  • Monicia on June 15th, 2009 1:05 am

    I have used my account before but can’t seem to find a record of any one who may have kept an email from me. Is there anyway of looking up my old email account? I was absolutely sure that the address I have been entering was valid (Hotmail account) but it doesn’t seem to be working. I need to access this account and don’t want to lose what subscriptions I’ve made to this account.

  • Manish on June 17th, 2010 6:47 pm

    Monica, one last resort if you’ve completely forgotten the email address (and since you cannot find any one who’s kept a record of your address), is to check the services that you’ve subscribed to from this Hotmail account. Most probably you’ll find the email address in the ‘Accounts’ (or equivalent) page.

  • Frank Ruggieri on September 21st, 2010 1:02 pm

    Today I signed up for a new e-mail. My problem is I forgot my new e-mail address.

  • Manish on September 22nd, 2010 9:18 am

    @Frank Ruggieri,
    Like I mentioned in the article, just ignore the address you created and get a new one.

  • Katherine on December 24th, 2010 2:50 pm

    I know that it’s funny to forget your email address but i have lots of them. So it’s easy to forget. My email address was my Facebook’s. I signed up with it. So i can’t login and it’s important.

    I know you don’t have to find a way to find my email address. But i’ll be so happy if you figure it out. 🙂

  • Sasiluck Chinpa on June 13th, 2012 11:34 pm

    I had forgotten my email address. Now thanks to you I was able to get it back.

  • Hamza on June 15th, 2012 8:01 pm

    I am in deep trouble. I use my email address on Facebook but I have forgotten the password.

  • momodou danso on August 31st, 2012 7:37 pm

    I had forgotten my email address. Now thanks to you I was able to get it back.

  • yesel chencho on October 4th, 2012 12:01 pm

    please can you help me to find my email addres?

  • Anastasya on October 18th, 2012 3:13 pm

    I created a tumblr account with my new email but then a few days later i forgot the email and i don’t know how to get it back. I don’t want to make a new one.

  • Steven Mc Cartney on March 29th, 2013 4:22 pm

    I made an email a few days back and just couldn’t remember. Thanks for putting this up. I was able to get the address from a friend.

  • Baraka Luchaman on April 5th, 2013 3:47 am

    How can anyone forget their email address? It’s like forgetting your name.

  • Adnan on April 22nd, 2013 11:20 am

    I know my email address but the password doesn’t seem to work. I use the same for Facebook but now I am not able to access my emails on Yahoo.

  • Manish on April 27th, 2013 9:46 pm

    It seems you have been using the same password for Facebook and Yahoo!Mail. That’s fine. If you can’t get to Yahoo!, someone has either changed the password or you may be entering it incorrectly.

  • Mark on April 30th, 2013 2:48 pm

    Hi. Yes, it’s kind of weird that people forget their email address. Lol

  • arunima khanra on June 8th, 2013 9:56 am

    I made this email sometime back and then hardly ever used it. I forgot about it but then got it back

  • rinad on September 15th, 2013 11:14 pm

    if you could help please i did this email about a year ago but used it once to create an intsagram account, this account is so important to me and they have reset my password by themselves, and to gain access i should reset password through my email that i have forgotten and not sent through it to any one, what should i do ? it’s a very important instagram account.
    Thank you

  • Cody on September 17th, 2014 2:16 pm

    I recently made an email but forgot what it was is there a way to remember? my account is special to me

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