No Access to Email Address

How do I sign in to my account if I no longer have access to my email address?

Last Reviewed: 04/13/2015
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First, try to sign in with a different email address that's associated with your account. LinkedIn is unique in that any email address associated with your account can be used to sign in.

If you can't remember your password:
  • Click the ? question mark beside the Password field or the Forgot Password? link and follow the instructions.
  • We'll send a password reset link via email or LinkedIn can text or voice call a PIN to your phone number.
  • Check your junk email folder if you don't get the reset message.
  • If you don't receive the password reset message, it means we don't have that email address in our records. Try signing in with a different email address that may be listed on your account.

Once you successfully sign in, add another email address or a phone number to make sure you can always access your account in the future.

If you still can't access your account:

If you've haven't been able to recover your password using the options above or don't have another email associated with your account we can help by verifying your identity. To do this, we use a technology that scans your government-issued ID so that we can help get you back into your account as quickly and securely as possible.

To get started you'll need:

  • A smartphone or computer with a webcam
  • Your driver license, state-issued ID card, or passport
  • An email address where we can reach you

Once you begin the identity verification process, you'll be asked to take a photo of your ID with your smartphone or webcam. Follow the onscreen instructions. Once you're finished, we'll process your information and be in contact to assist you further.

Follow the link to verify your identity.

Follow the link to Verify your identity.

Follow the link to Verify your identity.

Follow the link to Verify your identity.

Follow the link to Verify your identity.

Follow the link to Verify your identity.

Note: Member privacy is a top priority at LinkedIn. We'll only use the information you enter to verify who you are, and we'll only hold onto it for as long as it takes to help you.

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