How to Find a PayPal ID

By Brandy Alexander

Your PayPal identification, or ID, is the email address that you registered for your account with. This ID is also the information that you use to make and receive PayPal payments. The term "PayPal ID" is unfamiliar when you first sign up because your PayPal account does not display this title within your account information. If you do not remember the address that you registered with, you can use PayPal's method of finding your ID.

Step 1

Go to the PayPal website (see Resources).

Step 2

Click the "Problem with login?" link underneath the "Log In" button.

Step 3

Click the "I don't know what email address I used" button on the page that appears and then type up to three different email address that you possibly used to create your PayPal account.

Step 4

Enter the displayed CAPTCHA code and then click the "Continue" button. PayPal brings up your registered address. You now have the option to click the "I know my password and want to login" button to sign in to your account, or click the "I need to create a new password" if you do not remember this information.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you are still having trouble locating your PayPal ID, use the PayPal "Contact Us" page to receive additional help (see Resources).