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Paypal confirm email not working: Quick Fix

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Paypal is one of the most popular financial services in the world that’s often used to make international payments. It’s easy to set up and use and works with just your email address, making it incredibly easy to send and receive payments. However, as good as Paypal is, it isn’t immune to random bugs and glitches. 

In this article, we’re talking about Paypal’s email confirmation system not working, its causes and what you can do to fix the problem.

What causes this error?

If you’re unable to confirm your email address to Paypal there’s a chance that the service itself might be undergoing some issues like maintenance or heavy server loads. In such cases, it’s very common for confirmation emails to not show up or links to not work as expected. 

Also read: How to fix Paypal error 54113?

How to fix this?

There are two ways you can fix this error based on what issue you’re facing. 

Request the confirmation email again

If you didn’t receive the confirmation email in the first place, here’s how to request it again. 

Step 1: Log in to Paypal and click your name in the top right followed by Profile settings. 

Step 2: Click the Update button next to your primary email address.

Step 3: Add a new email address by pressing the plus icon or update the existing one using Edit. 

Paypal will now send you a confirmation email on the new email address. If you don’t get one, follow the steps above again. Since your email address isn’t confirmed, you should see a Confirm button to request a confirmation email. 

Talk to Paypal customer support

Alternatively, you can reach out to Paypal through this link or on their social media handles to get them to solve the issue for you. If you’re facing just about any type of confirmation or verification issue, the Paypal team can get in touch with you directly and solve the problem.

Also read: What is the 402-935-7733 PayPal charge?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: