1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 7, 2015 1:39 AM by Nanaky

    Changing my email address and retaining access to my ebooks

    classic35mm

      My Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software is authorized to oldemail@domain.com.  Over the years, I have purchased many DRM ebooks (both DRM PDF and EPUB) from various vendors.  After purchasing, the vendor provides me with an .acsm file ("Adobe Content Server Message" file).  When I open the .acsm file, ADE downloads the ebook (PDF or EPUB) and places it in ADE for me to read.

       

      In ADE, if I right-click on the ebook and select "Item Info," it says:

       

      Permissions

      Licensed To: oldemail@domain.com

      urn:uuid:########-####-####-####-############

       

      where # is a number 0-9 or a letter a-f.

       

      Clearly, the ebook is licensed to oldemail@domain.com, which is my Adobe ID and the email address to which ADE is authorized.

       

      But now, I need to change my email address, from oldemail@domain.com to newemail@domain.com.

       

      I know that I can change the email address I use for my Adobe ID by following the instructions here.  I also know, from the discussion here, that I can deauthorize ADE by pressing Ctrl+Shift+D (Windows) or Cmd+Shift+D (Mac).  Then, the next time I run ADE, I can reauthorize using my new email address/Adobe ID, newemail@domain.com.

       

      However, even if I do that, I believe that all of my ebooks will still be licensed ONLY to oldemail@domain.com -- and NOT to newemail@domain.com.  That is what the post here says:

      this does not change the underlying account ID, and it definitely doesn't change the underlying DRM account ID (which is separate from your Adobe ID account ID).

       

      So, my question is, how can I change my email address, from oldemail@domain.com to newemail@domain.com, and still be able to read all of my old ebooks?

       

      I would be so, so grateful if anyone could please help me with this!  Thank you!