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I deleted my twitter account, and now I can't create a new one with the same email address!

How do I get a new twitter account with the same email address?

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up vote 9 down vote accepted

I ran into this recently, and I thought this would be a good question to answer here.

One way that worked for me was to create an new twitter account with a different email address, and then once that account was active I changed the email address on the account back to the old email address.

Useful tip for me.

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+1 for the work-around – Roald van Doorn Jun 30 '10 at 20:57

You can't. Twitter's support page explicitly states this:

If you wish to use your username or email address with a future account, be sure to change them in your Settings page before you deactivate your account.

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Yes, I (foolishly) explicitly ignored that advice. Fortunately I found a work around. – John Weldon Jun 30 '10 at 20:58
This isn't true anymore after five years. Today (2015) I have failed on creating new Twitter account using previously used e-mail, even though I changed it prior to old account deactivation, exactly as instructed in mentioned text. – trejder Jun 9 '15 at 8:56

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