Email associated with wrong user. Syncing previously used email with different name.

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I created a user profile before I was listed on imdb. Now I want to associate that previously used email address with my actual name on imdb. If I delete my account associated with my email address, will I be able to associate that same email with my actual imdb page?
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Hi David,

Based on your message, it sounds like you may have two separate requests here: (1) updating your email address and (2) claiming your IMDb page.

For the 2nd request, please know that you cannot "claim" an IMDb filmography page with an account. Any user can submit data contributions to any IMDb filmography page; there isn't a connection to be made with an account. If you're looking to claim your page so that you can add photos, demo reels, Known For custom selections, and more, an IMDbPro membership is required.

For more information on the difference between IMDb filmography pages and Your Activity pages, please see our Help page: What's the difference between an IMDb page and user profile?

I also recommend reviewing this Help page: What is the difference between IMDb and IMDbPro?

Regarding your email address update, you're welcome to update your account's registered email address at any time while logged in via the Login and security page in your Account Settings. If you're attempting to update the email address on your preferred account to an email address which is already in use with an unused/unpreferred account, you'll first need to delete the unused account in order to free up the email address.

Please let us know if we can offer any further help.