There’s a multitude of reasons why someone would want to change the email linked to their Steam account. Maybe it was first created when they were young and xXxfl00dslayerxXx@hotmail.com is now uniquely cringeworthy, or perhaps the email provider is being sunsetted. Luckily, it’s a fairly straightforward procedure.
Ready to get going? Here’s a step-by-step guide for changing the email associated with your Steam account:
Open the Steam client and navigate to Settings from the Steam menu at the top left (or ‘Preferences’ for the Mac client). This is the central hub for configuring various aspects of your Steam account.
Initiating Email Change:
Within the Account tab, locate and select “Change contact email.” This initiates the process of updating your email information.
Enter your Steam Account password as a security measure. Subsequently, input your new email address and click Next. This step ensures that only authorized users can make changes to the account.
Once the new email is submitted, Steam Support will promptly send a verification email. This email contains a link that you must click to confirm and validate the change. Ensure the Steam dialogue box remains open during this step.
After successfully verifying your new email, return to Steam. A Success! page should be visible. The Steam dialogue box will confirm the email change. Click Finish to complete the process.
Need a bit more help? Be sure to give this super easy video tutorial a watch:
If at any point you encounter an error message, it’s advisable to wait a few minutes before attempting again. If the issue persists, you can use Steam’s account recovery options or reach out to Steam Support for further assistance.
Things To Bear in Mind
Before proceeding with changing your email address on Steam, it’s essential to consider a few points.
Ensure that the new email address you plan to use is accessible and that you have the login credentials for it — double and triple check the new email you’ve written in. Additionally, make sure your Steam Account password is secure and not easily guessable to maintain the security of your account. We recommend that you use Steam Guard for maximum security on Steam.
Your email address is a crucial component of your Steam account. It serves as a means of communication with Steam Support, and it is used for account recovery purposes. Changing your email may require additional verification steps to ensure the security of your account information.
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