How to Change Your Paypal Administrative E-Mail Address

by Michael on October 7, 2010 · 0 comments

I’ve always kept all of my e-mail in one place. Recently, however, I decided to split my work and non-work e-mail into separate accounts. I’ve thus been busy changing over the e-mail address associated with various financial accounts, etc.


Today I decided to do this with Paypal, but I ran into a snag. I logged in and selected the “Add or Edit E-mail” option under the “Profile” tab. I was then able to add and confirm my new non-work e-mail address, but I couldn’t figure out how to set it as the administrative address.

It’s easy enough to toggle the “Primary” address from to another on the same page where you add new addresses, but there’s no option for setting the administrative account.

Well… After a bit of Googling, I found this link:

Multi-User Access (Paypal)

If you don’t trust my link, copy/paste it into the url bar so you can see where you’re going (this is good practice in general). You may need to login, but once you’re there you can select your administrative address from a pulldown menu.

The only possible snag is that if you have multiple addresses, you won’t be able to switch your primary to be the administrative address. The workaround is to select a different primary address and then go in and re-select administrative address.


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