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Managing your account

Your account is your identity on eBay. You use your account to buy, sell, communicate with eBay members, and leave Feedback for trading partners.

Solve a problem

On the Forgot your user ID page, enter your email address and click the Continue button. We’ll send your user ID to your email address.
On the Forgot password page, enter your user ID, and click the Continue button. We'll send you an email with instructions for resetting your password.
Make sure the email address listed in your eBay account is correct. If you have a spam filter, see if the email ended up in your junk mail folder. If the problem continues, contact us.
Confirm that the email was sent from eBay by checking your messages in My eBay. Learn more about suspended accounts and recognising spoof emails.
Confirm the request was sent from eBay by signing in to My eBay and checking your messages. Read more about recognising spoof emails and solving credit card and debit card problems.
We'll work with you to ensure that your account is secure. If you're able to sign in, change your password and your secret question and answer. If you can't sign in, contact us. Learn more about securing your account.

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Using My eBay
Manage your buying and selling activity, email messages, and personal account information.

Using eBay Messages
Receive email messages from us, or communicate with other eBay members.

Customising My eBay
Design your views in My eBay the way you like them.

Using AdChoice

Choose whether to receive customised advertising in the Interneton eBay and other sites.

Managing your PayPal account
Maintain your account information and bank or credit card information.

Making changes

Changing your account information
Easily change your user ID, mailing address, or other account information.

Changing your password
Change your password every 30-60 days, or if you think someone's used your account.

Changing your user ID
You can change your user ID once every 30 days.

Changing your communication preferences
Choose how and when you're notified about your buying and selling activity, and which (if any) newsletters and promotions you want to receive.

Getting text messages and alerts about items you're bidding on
Subscribe to SMS or IM alerts to receive notifications about items you bid on.

Closing your account
We're sorry if you want to close your account. Please contact us if there's something we can do to help you resolve any problems.

Problems with your account

Reinstating your account
If your account was suspended because of an overdue payment, here's how you can reactivate it.

Suspended accounts
We’ll suspend an account for serious violations of our rules and policies, or non-payment of fees.

Technical issues

Resolving errors and technical issues
Get solutions to common error messages.

Managing cookies
You can choose to accept or delete cookies.

Contact us

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