Quick answer: If you receive a security code email, you can use it as a one-time password to access your Etsy account. If you didn’t try to sign in to your account or change your email address, reset your password.
To prevent unauthorized access to your Etsy account, Etsy may periodically send you an email alert with a unique security code to be used as a one-time password. You also receive a security code when you change the email address associated with your Etsy account.
Etsy takes precautions necessary to safeguard your information and security codes are just one of the many ways we maintain the integrity of our marketplace.
I received a security code email, but I didn’t try to sign in to Etsy or change my email
If you received these email alerts but didn’t try to sign in or make changes to your account, we recommend that you reset your password:
Create a password that is easy to remember but hard for someone else to guess.
Use at least eight characters, but the longer the better.
Use a mix of lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
We also recommend that you review your account for any unauthorized changes such as your saved addresses and credit cards, and any unrecognized sign-in activity or purchases.
To view this information:
- On Etsy.com, go to Your Account and then Account settings.
- Select Addresses or Credit Cards.
- Select Security and scroll to see your sign in history.
How do I enhance my account security?
Etsy offers additional levels of protection for your account. We strongly encourage all members to consider enabling these additional security settings.