Lookup Account ID By Email

Is there a way I can lookup some of my email addresses and see if there are any account id’s associated with it? or can I submit a ticket to have it looked up for me?

The reason I ask is, I learned about LE a few months ago and since then have been testing it on a shared hosting server as well as my home network. During this time I was testing some automated scripting options and did not realize every time I wiped everything and started again it would create a new account, since then I have learned to deactivate/delete the account before starting again, but I think I have multiple account id’s for different email addresses. I started getting renewal expiration notices to the email address for certs I know have not expired yet.

Any help would be appreciated.

There isn't.

You could try, but I don't think that it's likely that they would readily share that information. Your email is only provided as a contact address - it's not verified nor unique to a single Let's Encrypt account.

It's not a huge deal if you have some old accounts that you lost track of or didn't deactivate. It happens a lot.

Once the certificates associated with those old accounts expire, you won't hear about them anymore.

As long as you have replacement certificates on newer accounts, you can disregard those emails.

I guess it's not really clear to me what problem you're trying to solve?

@_az Thanks for the information.

I wanted to make sure that since I probably created lots of accounts with the same email addresses that I would not start getting emails constantly about expiration and renewal notices and get them confused with the actual emails for the two active accounts I currently have.

But if the old accounts will get deactivated/deleted once the renewal date expires and I do not renew then that should work, just have to be aware of that fact for the next 90 days or less I guess.

Thanks once again for the help.

Are you sure that's what's happening? The documentation says:

If your certificate is already renewed, we won’t send an expiry notice. We consider a certificate to be renewed if there is a newer certificate with the exact same set of names, regardless of which account created it. If you’ve issued a new certificate that adds or removes a name relative to your old certificate, you will get expiration email about your old certificate. If you check the certificate currently running on your website, and it shows the correct date, no further action is needed.

For what it's worth, the old accounts won't get deactivated or deleted, but you stop getting emails about certificates after they ultimately expire. So you won't be nagged forever.

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@mnordhoff Thanks for the clarification

This is good to know. originally i was using some “testing” subdomains and this is the notifications I recently revived for expiration, later on I started using real active subdomains and since my active accounts are renewing these certs I understand that I will not receive notifications for them from the old accounts.now.

Good to know. though you would think LE would be doing some type of database purge/cleanup on inactive accounts, since I would think there would be thousands if not millions of inactive/expired accounts taking up database space/records and resources.

Thanks for your time

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