Tips to Avoid the Risk of Losing Your Social Media Profile(s)

I have personally heard from more than one person who lost the access to some of their social media accounts and profiles because they only associated a company email address with their account.  Not a great idea if you lose your job or leave the company.  Your employer owns your email account and usually deletes it when you leave.

For example, if your company email address is the primary and only email address associated with your LinkedIn profile, you stand to lose your profile access and all of your network contacts.  Here is a tip right from the LinkedIn site:

You can change, add or remove email addresses on your LinkedIn account from the Settings page. We strongly recommend that you have more than one email address on your account. This will allow you to sign in to your account if you lose access to your primary email address. Your primary email address is where you want LinkedIn communications to be sent.


To see your current email settings:
  1. Move your cursor over your name in the top right of your home page and then click Settings.
  2. Go to the Personal Information section and click Email Addresses.
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