My Adobe ID is not my e-mail because that address may change (and it has). These things tend to get set in stone. I have no interest in calling an Adobe representative who will tell me after many more words that: no you're stuck with it, we can't help you.
Can I specify another e-mail for forum messages to be sent to?
Your Adobe ID and email address are typically the same thing. Within the ID is a field called "Screen Name". You can edit it to whatever you like (if its not already taken). Screename is what is used as your Forum name in the new forum.
You can change your Adobe ID; but that actually creates a new one.
It seems that the original question isn't clear enough, or my problem is different.
Some of us opened our Adobe Store account many years ago, when it wasn't compulsory to use an email address as your Adobe ID. And some of these, myself included, have refused to change that for an email address. My email address is in a separate field.
Now the problem is in this test forum; if I ask for anything to be emailed to me, the software tries to use my non-email Adobe ID as my email address. And of course nothing is sent.
What John C instructed me to do in a similar situation was to create yet another Adobe ID Account using my current e-mail address.
And then go to any other Accounts and change the Screen names in all of those to something that I didn't want to use.
Wait a little while, then go back to the NEW Adobe ID Account that you have just created and change the Screen Name there to the one that you actually want to use from now on.
That worked for me.
Now I just have to remember all the other Adobe Accounts (with a number of different now-extinct e-mail addresses that I once had!) because my software registrations are scattered among at least three of them.
> What I don't want is multiple Adobe accounts holding software registrations, purchase history, etc.
I had that too. Adobe straightened it out for me. I might mention that the reason I developed that problem is because I don't have my email address as my user ID. So when I automatically register software it uses my email address creating a new ID. I think I will fix that before I register software again.
That is how I landed in the same situation! Adobe were supposed to have fixed it but they never managed to migrate all of my old registrations over to my new e-mail linked ID so i have just left all of the old accounts scattered around their Server attached to screen names that I am not currently using.
The whole idea of tying Adobe IDs to e-mail addresses (which do happen to change!) is both crazy and chaotic.
In the past five years, we have had three Corporate-take-overs of the Cable company that provides ISP service in this area.
There is a provision in the user account to change the ID to your email and also the ability to change that email. I suppose I am going to have to fix that. I have about 4 ID's with another one tied to the same email so it will require some thought.
http://www.adobeforums.com/webx/.59b85c2a/ still doesn't answer the question!
Well. I took the plunge.
I thought I had just one Adobe ID with everything in it. I guess after registering products an e-mail ended up associated with the old account instead of creating a new one (or ones).
So I linked my login here to it.
It gives me an option to change my e-mail (in adobe.com account prefs), but notes this will alter by Adobe ID which still seems to be the old non-email one. Since the two apparently
co-exist, it's not clear why I can't just update the e-mail part as needed without destroying the account. Surely Adobe doesn't make money having service reps muck about with account info.
I wonder if new forum notifications will go to "Adobe-ID" or "obviously-an-e-mail-address-field" from the database?
And what happens with failed attempts of the software to send emails to non-email-address IDs? I most definitely
DO NOT want to change my Adobe ID to an email address that may become invalid in a very short time. But the software insists in trying to send me emails to what appears in my ID, which is
not an email address...