How to Find All Accounts Associated With Your Email
By finding out which accounts are associated with your email, you’re taking one big step towards protecting your online privacy. In today’s digital age, it’s hard to keep up with the number of social media accounts, websites, and other apps that you’ve signed up for using your email account. Locating those accounts will enhance your privacy and keep your data safe.
In this article, we’ll show you the different ways to find out which accounts are associated with your email address. We will also answer some frequently asked questions regarding this topic.
If you disclose personal information to websites and apps, your data is at risk of being leaked and used by countless other companies. Not only that, but you might be unknowingly paying for monthly subscriptions that you forgot about. Once you find all of the accounts that you’ve signed up for with your email, you can delete those no longer in use.
There are several ways you can find out which accounts you’ve registered for with your email. First and foremost, through your email and social media accounts.
Find Accounts Linked to Your Email
The quickest way to find out is through your own email account. Below, we’ll show you how to do it with Gmail, Outlook (or Hotmail), and Yahoo.
If you use Gmail, then this is how you can check which apps are associated with your email:
- Go to your Gmail account.
- Click on your profile picture in the top-right corner of your window.
- Select “Manage your Google Account.” This will open a new tab.
- Click on “Security” on the left sidebar.
- Scroll down until you find “Third-party apps with account access.”
- Choose “Manage third-party access.”
- Scroll down to see all the apps that you signed up for using your Gmail account.
From this point on, you can remove the apps that you no longer use, or apps that you don’t want to share your data with. All you have to do is click on the app on the list, and choose “Remove access.”
In the “Security” tab, you can also find all of the devices you are currently signed in to with your email. If you have any linked accounts, you will be able to see them at the bottom of the page.
Outlook or Hotmail
Since Outlook and Hotmail are essentially the same account, this is how you can check which apps you registered with using your email:
- Go to your Outlook account page.
- Click on the Settings icon in the top-right corner.
- Navigate to “View all Outlook settings” on the bottom-right side.
- Find “Sync email.”
- Go to “Manage your connected accounts.”
After you take a look and review all your connected accounts, you have the option to edit, remove, or refresh any of the accounts that are associated with your email.
If you are a Yahoo user, then this is what you should do to find out which accounts are linked to your email:
- Visit your Yahoo account page.
- Go to your profile picture in the upper-right corner of your screen.
- This will take you to your account information. Find “Manage App and Website Connections.”
- Click on the third-party apps and websites you don’t want to use anymore.
- Select “Remove” next to each app or website.
Not only can you see all the accounts that are associated with your email on this page, but you can also view all your recent app activity.
Check the Accounts Linked to Your Social Media Accounts
You can also find out which accounts are associated with your email is by checking your social media accounts. When you first install a certain app, you’re given the option to sign in using your email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and even Instagram. We’ll show you how to check which accounts are connected to your social media accounts for all of these apps.
To check which accounts are linked to your Facebook, follow the steps below:
- Go to Facebook and log in.
- Click on the downwards arrow in the top-right corner.
- Go to “Settings & Privacy,” and then to “Settings.”
- Find “Apps and Websites” on the left sidebar.
At this point, you’ll be able to see which apps and websites you used Facebook to log into. Furthermore, you can see all the apps and websites that are you are actively using, as well as those that are expired or removed. In order to remove an app that you are currently using, follow these steps.
- Find the app that you don’t need anymore.
- Click on “View and edit.” A new tab will pop up.
- Scroll down until you see the “Remove app” button.
Doing this on Twitter is just as easy:
- Open Twitter either on your phone or PC.
- Click on your profile picture on the left sidebar.
- Navigate to “Settings.”
- Find “Privacy and Safety,” and proceed to “Apps.”
All the apps that are linked to your Twitter account will be here. If you no longer use a certain app, simply click on it and choose “Revoke access.”
It isn’t common to sign up for an app using your LinkedIn account, but it can be done. Here’s how you can check out which apps and websites are connected to your LinkedIn account:
- Open LinkedIn on your browser.
- Click on your profile picture in the top-right corner of your screen.
- Under “Account,” click on “Settings & Privacy.”
- Go to “Account Preferences.”
- Scroll down until you see “Partners & Services.”
All the apps that you signed in to using LinkedIn will be there. To edit this, go to “Change” on the right side of the tab.
To view all the accounts linked to your Instagram, follow the steps below:
- Open Instagram on your phone.
- Go to your profile and select the three lines icon in the upper-right corner.
- Tap on “Settings” and then “Security.”
- Find “Apps and Websites” on the list and tap on it.
You’ll be able to see all the active, expired, and removed apps that are or have been linked to your Instagram account. In order to remove an app or website, just tap on it and select “Remove.”
If you would like to do this on the web version, all the steps are identical.
Check Your Browser
You can also check which accounts are linked to your email is with your browser. We’ll show you how to do it with Google Chrome and Firefox.
Here’s how you can use Google Chrome to check for linked accounts:
- Open Google Chrome on your computer.
- Click on the three dots in the top-right corner of your window.
- Go to “Settings.” A new tab will be opened.
- Select “Autofill” on the left sidebar.
- Click on “Passwords.”
You’ll see all the passwords that were saved on Google Chrome, as well as a list of websites that you never saved passwords for. If you want, you can remove all of the saved passwords.
To do the same of Firefox, follow the steps below:
- Open Firefox.
- Go to the three horizontal lines in the top-right corner of your browser.
- Navigate to “Privacy & Security.”
- Find “Login and Passwords” on the list of options.
- Proceed to “Saved Logins.”
Check Your Emails
This is another method you can use to find accounts associated with your email. As opposed to other methods, which are quick and easy, this one might take some time. Basically, what you need to do is search through all of your emails. Simply go to “Search mail” and type in a keyword. Here are some keywords that are commonly found in new account emails:
- Activate your account
- Verify your account
- Confirm your email
- Your username
- Welcome to
It’s a good idea to search through your inbox, trash, and spam.
Check All Online Accounts With a Username
All of these methods are more or less full proof, but just in case, you can try searching for any remaining accounts with your username. Not just the username you are currently using, but try to remember any old usernames you might have used in the past.
Google them and see what comes up in the results.
Why Is This Important?
Since it’s getting more and more challenging to protect your personal information online, it’s essential to know exactly where you are logged in. Certain websites and applications use your personal data and sell it to other websites and applications. That’s why removing unnecessary apps will enhance your privacy.
Secondly, you could have a paid subscription that you forgot about, for example, Spotify or Netflix. However, just because you don’t use these apps, they are still connected to your email address, therefore they are active.
Can You Find the Accounts Linked to Your Phone?
When you register for an account, you either sign up with your email or your phone number. Not only is it common to register for an account with your phone number, but you also receive a verification code via text message. It’s also used when you need to recover your account. Therefore, it’s also possible to find existing accounts that are linked to your phone.
Unfortunately, there is no easy and quick way to find out which accounts are linked to your phone. You would have to check each app manually by clicking on the “Forgot your password?” option in the login process.
If the app or website offers to send you a recovery code via text message, then you can verify that you registered for that app with your phone number.
Stay Safe and Protect Your Online Privacy
Now you know how to find all the accounts that are associated with your email address. Whether it’s through your email, a social media app, or a manual searching method, doing this will protect all your online information and keep your digital identity safe.
Have you ever searched for accounts linked with your email? Did you use any of the methods listed in this article? Let us know in the comments section below.