General Information

I never received my registration e-mail. How do I login?

When you register for IMDb, you're required to enter a valid, active e-mail address. Our automated server sends a special link to your email address to activate your IMDb registration. This step ensures that a valid e-mail address is provided and to verify that the person registering for IMDb is the actual owner of that e-mail address.


Here are some helpful hints if you don't immediately get your activation e-mail:

  • Be Patient: though most activation e-mails are sent and delivered immediately, delays can happen. Please allow up to two hours to receive the registration email.
  • Double-check your email address: the activation link is sent to the e-mail address you provided. If you typed your address incorrectly, our activation e-mail will never reach you.
  • Check your anti-spam filters: if you or your e-mail provider have activated some kind of anti-spam filter to discard junk mail, our activation mail may have been trapped as a result. If you're using programs like SpamCop or SpamArrest, which stop incoming e-mail from being delivered unless the sender manually clicks on the link provided in an automated reply, our activation link may have been stopped as a result. Free e-mail services like also offer 'junk mail' filters which, at the highest setting, can trap most incoming e-mail. Please check that the activation e-mail isn't being discarded by one of these filters. Most of these utilities include a feature to rescue incorrectly discarded e-mail.


Please also make sure you explicitly allow incoming messages from these two email addresses:

If possible, you should also add our domain name to your spam filter's list of trusted/allowed mail domains.

To request another registration email, please visit this page.

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