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Managing your account

Your account is your identity on eBay. Use your account to buy, sell, communicate with other members on eBay, and leave Feedback for trading partners. Find out more.

Solve a problem

Enter your email address on the Forgot User ID page, and click the Continue button. We’ll send your user ID to your email address.
Click the Forgot Password page, enter your user ID, and click the Continue button.
The email address listed in your eBay account may be incorrect, or if you have a spam filter, the email might have been sent to 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.
We’ll work with you to ensure that your account is secure. If you are 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.

Help topics


About your account

Learn about your benefits and responsibilities.

Using My eBay

My eBay lets you view, track, and manage all of your eBay activity.

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 on eBay and other sites

Adding Instant Messenger (IM) alerts

Subscribe to IM alerts to receive notifications about items you bid on.

Making changes

Changing your account information

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

Changing your preferences

Select your preferences for eBay email, payments, shipping, and more.

Changing your user ID

You can change your user ID once every 30 days.

Closing your account

We’re sorry you want to close your account. Please contact us if there’s something we can do to resolve your issue.

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

Have a question? We can help.

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