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Re: PayPal with different email

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Jordan G Member Since: Aug 21, 2015
11 of 29

So if say I have 3 emails


Now say I have paypal set up to accept payments from the first two addresses. 


So I wouldn't be able to use for my contact info, and then use under Get paid->Payment Options.

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Sasa C Member Since: May 6, 2016
12 of 29

Yes, I would like to have answer to this question also.


And what if I use one email for Paypal, another email for Skrill and third email for Upwork (as a security measure in case email account is hacked), how can I add Paypal and Skrill payment methods to my Upwork account without changing emails for Paypal and Skrill?

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Dario A Member Since: Jun 12, 2016
13 of 29

Hi. I have the same problem, want to use difrferent email for Upwork account and for Paypal.


Did anybody find a solution for this ?


Thanks in advance.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
14 of 29

@Dario A wrote:

Hi.  want to use difrferent email for Upwork account and for Paypal.


 You can't.


Add the Upwork email address as an additional email on your PayPal account, or change your Upwork email address

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David R Member Since: Aug 22, 2016
15 of 29

This is highly insecure, meaning that if one of your email accounts was hacked you would leave all your online accounts using that email address vulnerable.


Another example of Upwork being far worse than Elance used to be.

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Nicholas O Member Since: Jun 15, 2017
16 of 29

Hello, can i use EMPESA registred with diffrent name to get payment on upwork?

Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
17 of 29

Hi Christina,


You can only use your own registered M-Pesa account.

~ Valeria
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derrick m Member Since: Dec 23, 2019
18 of 29

This helped a lot

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Pawan R Member Since: Aug 22, 2016
19 of 29

Hi Vladimir,

my problem is i registered for paypal before joing upwork and i have now different email id for paypal and upwork. In paypal i could not change the email id as it became the primary email id. In my get paid section they have paypal method but with email id of upwork. So now can i change the email id of upwork with that of paypal?

Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
20 of 29

Hi Pawan,


Please note that you can add additional email addresses to your PayPal account, which means you can add the email you registered with on Upwork as a secondary address to your PayPal account and resolve the mismatch.


You can change your Upwork account email by going to Settings > clicking the Edit link in the Account section on your Contact Info page.