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How Do I Find My Kindle Email Address?

Last Updated Sep 21, 2022
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Amazon issues personalized email addresses for all kindle devices you own, including the Kindle app on your phone or tablet alongside the eBook reader. So, where do you find your Kindle email address?

To find your Kindle email address, log into your Amazon account on your desktop. Click on ‘content and devices,’ select ‘devices,’ and all Kindle devices will be listed here. Click on the device you wish to find the email for.

You can also find your Kindle email address directly on your device. Keep on reading to find out how you can find your Kindle email address in other ways besides using your Amazon account.

Are There Other Ways to Access your Kindle Email?

The steps for the Kindle Fire are similar but with some slight differences. Pull down the menu from the top of the screen, click ‘more,’ and then select ‘my account.’ Within this section, you will find all of your Kindle devices listed.

To access the email address on a mobile device, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the Kindle app on your mobile device
  2. Click the ‘more’ button in the right-hand corner
  3. Next, select ‘settings.’
  4. You should see your devices listed within this section

It should be noted that not all file types can be accessed on a Kindle if you open a file with the email. We have a great list of the different file types that can be read on a Kindle.

PDF is one of the most popular file types that can be read on a Kindle.

Keep reading to learn all the things you can do with a Kindle email address.

What Should I Use my Kindle Email Address For?

Now you have located your Kindle email address, what should you do with it? Your Kindle email address is very useful and can be used for the following things:

  • Send documents directly to and from your kindle device
  • Check out eBooks from the public library or a third-party platform
  • Read articles
  • Send eBooks to friends and family
  • Take screenshots and share them

Can I Change my Kindle Email Address?

You can alter the unique, assigned email address to something more memorable quite easily by following the steps below:

  1. Login into Amazon and head to ‘Accounts and Lists’ then ‘Your Content and Devices’
  2.  Next select ‘Preferences’ and ‘Personal Content Settings’
  3. All Kindle addresses will be contained within the ‘Send to Kindle Email Settings’
  4. Once the list is displayed, select ‘Actions,’ and you will be able to edit from there

It is probably best to use a naming function that is not common to all of your typical logins for security and spam reasons. 

It is always good practice to use a combination of letters and numbers to add a layer of complexity.

Also, if you’ve upgraded from a Kindle Paperwhite to a Kindle Oasis, don’t worry about your email changing.

How Do I Send Documents and Articles to my Kindle Email Address?

It’s very easy to send and share articles and documents to your Kindle email address. However, only your approved contacts can send you documents. 

Contacts can share documents and attachments to your physical devices, the Kindle app, and your Kindle library cloud.

To start, open your personal email and, open a blank email, attach the document that you wish to send to your Kindle. Enter your unique Kindle address for your device and hit send. You do not need a subject line.

Read on if you need help ensuring that your email is on the recognized sender list.

How Do I Add Approved Emails to My ‘Approved Personal Document Email List?

To allow documents and attachments to reach your Kindle email address, you have to pre-emptively approve them. The steps to do so are listed below:

  1.  Log in to the Amazon homepage
  2. Click ‘Accounts and Lists’ from the toolbar
  3. Select ‘Your Content and Devices’ then ‘Settings’ and ‘Personal Document Settings’
  4. Scroll down and select ‘Add a New Approved Email Address’
  5. Enter the address into the pop-up window
  6. Once entered, a success notification should be displayed.

How Do I Check Out a Book From a Third-Party and Send to My Kindle?

Most libraries and an array of online forums have eBooks that you can borrow for free! You should reach out to your local library and see if they participate in online loans. 

Similarly, you must physically join your local library before borrowing any titles.

To send library eBooks to your Kindle, go to the library website and search for the title you wish to borrow; once at the checkout, enter your Amazon login credentials and select which of your Kindle devices you would like to send it to.

Please note that your Kindle device must be connected to Wi-Fi to ensure the book can download.

Libby is a great app for borrowing books on your Kindle.

Conclusion

Hopefully, all of these tips and tricks will allow you to use your Kindle more fluently and utilize all of the very helpful features offered within this device.

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