Identities and emails

i have three emails which i have setup three identities
but i have also added new category email for three email accounts
do i need identity and email categories

1Password Version: 8.5.0
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: windows 11 pro x64


  • now because i have both watchtower reports reused passwords

  • got three email accounts and setup in three individual identities and also three email catergories but watchtower complaining reused passwords
    i posted this already but got no replies so asking again

    1Password Version: desktop client 8.5.0
    Extension Version: Not Provided
    OS Version: windows 11 pro x64
    Referrer: forum-search:Made a post about having identities and email category in same vault

  • jack.plattenjack.platten

    Team Member

    Hi @keitht1958:

    Thanks for your message. The Identity item is generally for storing personal information that would be filled into a site when signing up, like an email address or a physical address or phone number, not passwords. For example, here's what Wendy Appleseed's (a fictional example) Identity item looks like:

    Wendy's Gmail account username and password is stored in her Gmail item:

    Let me know if that makes sense, or if you'd like me to dig into it further with you!


  • well it seems my original post was incorrect identities do not contain passwords
    but i have 3 emails and 3 logins which use the same login password and google and gmail same login
    so it shows reused passwords. logins contain web link but emails you can only copy address

  • jack.plattenjack.platten

    Team Member

    Hey @keitht1958:

    Thanks for the update. I tend to use the Login category for my email accounts, as I tend to access them through a web interface, or using my credentials in an app.

    If you have an email account that doesn't offer webmail, and instead requires you to use a dedicated email client and configure settings manually, a new item created in the Email Account category will have room for various IMAP/SMTP settings you would need to configure your email client.


  • yeah i have email settings in email category but but webmail and email client use same username and password so should i remove duplicate password in email category

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