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I am trying to add my email address onto my Xfinity primary user account. When I try to add the address it says "This email address is already associated with an Xfinity account." I did have a secondary user that referenced that email address. I have deleted the secondary user but I still get the error message.  How can this be fixed?

 

Thanks!

 

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Hey @BroadbandFan (cool username btw).

 

I'm on the Identity product team at HQ, and we're currently in the process of working through solutions that will make this process easier for you as a customer to manage yourself in the future. 

 

Are you able to sign in using your old email as your Xfinity ID, then go into the My Account settings to delete that email associated with that account? If not, feel free to message me and I'll look into it for you.

 

To send a private message, please click my name "ComcastJonathan" then select "Send a Message" on the right side.

 

 

 


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I am trying to add my email address onto my Xfinity primary user account. When I try to add the address it says "This email address is already associated with an Xfinity account." I did have a secondary user that referenced that email address. I have deleted the secondary user but I still get the error message.  How can this be fixed?

 

Thanks!

 


 


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Hi folks,

 

To circle back on the issue, I reached out to BroadbandFan, and it appeared their personal email address was tied to a secondary user (manager role) that was deleted and possibly tied to a disconnected account.

 

We had to take advanced steps to:

  1. Reactivate their manager role to restore
  2. Remove their email from that manager role
  3. Add their email to the correct identity (which he now needs to verify)
  4. Remove their manager role as it's not needed

 

We're working on a product-based fix so customers themselves in the future can add a contact point and if it's already used on an inactive/deleted identity, to reclaim it through verification.

 

Let me know if you have any questions!


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Thanks @ComcastJonathan!  I appreciate your help.  Everything is working well.

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Just wanted to give a big thanks to @ComcastJonathan taking the time to give me some personalized support for what turns out to be a legacy account issue.  BEST EVER Comcast support!

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Hi, I am also getting the  "This email address is already associated with an Xfinity account" message. Can you help me out?

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Hey there, can you try inviting that email? Should allow you to link/reclaim the identity and you can then remove the contact point

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Thanks! All is fixed.

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Glad to hear! 


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Sorry for reviving this thread, but Im having the same issue. I had my personal email address linked to another account (my mothers). I have since moved out and want to use it for my own. I have gone into her account and deleted the user that was associated to this email but it's still saying it exists. 

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@HalphPint please sign out and sign back in to confirm it's unlinked. You can also do so from your own account when you've signed in to yours from https://customer.xfinity.com/#/settings/account/linked-accounts


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The account is unlinked..I had a tech unlink the account a week or so ago via phone so the accounts are separate, just not letting me use my personal email address. 

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Ah so you have to remove the email from the identity first prior to deleting the identity. The best thing to do is to go to https://customer.xfinity.com/users/add-user and invite the email where your identity is, and once you've confirmed through the flow, remove the email on the identity, then remove the identity. 

 

 


@HalphPint wrote:

The account is unlinked..I had a tech unlink the account a week or so ago via phone so the accounts are separate, just not letting me use my personal email address. 


 


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Hi, I have a similar while a bit different problem as they had discribed above.  I had regestered a Xfinity ID with my email address.  However, I setup another Xfinity ID with my cell phone number.  I would like to link my email address to the new Xfinity ID, but it tells me "email address is already associated".  Could  you please help me to solve this problem?

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I am also trying to add email address to additional user and I get "This email address is already associated with an Xfinity account" message. I did invite using different email address and verified, but now can't change. I may have used the new email address once before and then deleted. How resolve?

DISREGARD... after 3+ hours trying to figure out the problem. I was able to invite the old email and then was able verify and relink the identity. Don't understand why it had to be so hard to resolve on my own.

 

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@wangkaka, can you describe your setup in detail? Are you at two residences (e.g. main home + vacation home) and your email is associated with one and your mobile phone number is associated with the other, and they are separate sign-in credentials? 

 

If that's the case, sign in to the one that's the at the "vacation home" and send an invite to your "main home" at the email or mobile tied to the main home. Complete the verification process, then sign out, and sign back into your main home, and you should be able to see both identities. You can then move the cell phone or email to the one address. 

 

@jimsp42 you should be able to send an invite the email you want as a new user "e.g. jimsp42-temporary", verify, and remove the email from that user, and add it to your identity.


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See my post add-on. Thanks for the reply. I finally figured out how to invite using a different name and the old email address, and then verify and re-link to the old account.

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Sorry it’s been a pain, we are working through smoother solutions on that front.

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I am having the same issue as wang. When I signed up I received a confirmation code via text and email. I used the code that was texted to me which was different than the code that was emailed to me. Now when I sign in to my account in the Users section there is no email listed and when I try to add my email it says that there is an email already associated with this account.

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@nickmason  can you invite yourself as a user using the email?

https://customer.xfinity.com/users/add-user

 

 


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That did it! Apparently a roommate I had years ago had my email on his account so when I invited my email it invited his account to be linked to mine. I was then able to remove my email from his account then unlinked his account from mine.

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Awesome, glad you were able to pull the email in!

 

We're working in the background on trying to get this to be a better experience (verify and rip the email/phone if it's on an old/disconnected account) so this workaround is the best we've got at the moment until that kicks in. 


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Hi @ComcastJonathan I'm having the exact same issue with my account manager account, would you be able to help?

 

edit: nevermind I got it fixed