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How to Change Blogger’s Contact Form Email Address

If you’re like most people, then chances are that you used your main Gmail address when you signed up for Blogger. It’s the obvious thing to do.

I did the same however, a few years later after having this blog up and running, I started realizing that may have not been the best choice. That’s because all correspondence coming from the blog in the way of comment notifications (a great deal of which tend to be spam) and messages left from the contact form gadget are by default sent to this email address.

And while changing the default address for the comment notifications is possible inside Blogger settings, there’s no equivalent setting for changing the email used to receive emails via the contact form gadget.

So where is it? Well, it turns out it’s in the Blogger Profile that you filled the very first time you joined Blogger. You’ll therefore have to edit the user profile to update this address.

Update Blogger Profile Email Address

  1. Make sure you’re logged in to your blogger linked Gmail account, then open this page to edit your Blogger profile. You can also go into your Blogger dashboard, then navigate to Settings > General > User profile.
  2. In the profile settings, go to the Identity section and under Email address enter the address you’d wish readers to contact you on.
    A screenshot of the blogger edit profile page highlighting the identity section.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and save the profile to apply the changes.

Just in-case you’re wondering, this is not the email address that’s linked to Blogger. You get to keep that one as it is.

If you’d wish to change that one as well, then you’ll have to change the owner of the blog. To do that, log into the Blogger dashboard, then navigate to Settings > Permissions. Once there, add the new email address under Blog admins and authors and make it the Admin. You can thereafter remove the old admin’s email address.

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Kelvin Kathia

Kelvin is a writer that's been actively blogging since 2014, initially on a personal blog which over time splintered into various separate sites. Journey Bytes was the first of these sites, and has from the onset been an outlet for his techie side.



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