When I originally joined Mathematica StackExchange I had an email address like XXXYYY@comcast.net that I that I use to login and that I would call my username.

Since then I have changed my email account. I have modified the email in my profile but would like to also change my username.

I can't figure out how to do that.

  • You like to have an other user name? You like to change Jack LaVigne to something else?
    – user9660
    Dec 23 '15 at 15:55
  • @Lou No, I am trying to change what is used as the name when I go to login. Dec 23 '15 at 16:29
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    Are you sure you want to allow this email address to be shown publicly? You can edit the post and remove it (especially now that the problem is solved).
    – Szabolcs
    Dec 23 '15 at 21:31
  • @Szabolcs , oh oh! Thank you!
    – user9660
    Dec 24 '15 at 9:52

I followed Lou's advice and went to Help Center

From there under My Account I clicked on How do I add or remove login credentials from my account.

From that page I scrolled to the bottom where the last sentence was To add or change a StackExchange OpenID, Please follow these instructions.

On that page it showed that I should change my email under Edit Profile & Settings -> Edit Profile.

Then click on /users/account-recover as if you had lost your password.

Set a password (the same or a new one) and you will get an email with a confirm link.

After confirming you will have the two user login names and can remove the old one from Edit Profile & Settings -> My Logins.

This was quite a tortuous path to follow but it worked.

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    Thank you for posting the solution for others to find. +1
    – Mr.Wizard
    Dec 23 '15 at 19:06

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