Hi, I would like to associate, (email redacted), to my WP account with the username, ‘akshaykapur’. The email was previously associated with another account, which I closed permanently on February 11th.
Since then, I’ve tried to update my email address but I get the error message, ‘This email is already being used.’ The current email associated with WP username, ‘akshaykapur’, is (email redacted).
Hi Akshay, when you close an account permanently, it’s automatically held for 30 days, as people often change their minds. After that you’ll be able to use the email address for whatever you want. Or, you can re-open the account (just respond to the closure email asking for that) then change the address to something else, thus freeing the email up.
As a side note, you’ll want to be sure to add a backup email address as well, just in case your main email becomes inaccessible.