I'd like to play Minecraft with my 8-year old son on the LAN, but doing so requires a different account. I don't mind paying for another account, but adding another one seems to require a different email address, and I'd like to use the same email address. How can I add another account with the same email address?

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As mojang accounts are bound to e-mails and not usernames, you need another mail. You can create a mail in a few minutes.

You can sign up for Hotmail here.
You can sign up for Gmail here.

Or, if your mail provider supports it (confirmed working on Hotmail and Gmail (thanks mrlemon for gmail)), you can add a + and a tag to your email address and it'll still arrive (for example, [email protected] to [email protected] etc, you can change minecraft2 to anything you want)

login page showing that this is allowed

  • Tip: you can use the +tag thing on most websites. They don't need to specifically allow it, the mail will still arrive.
    – ave
    Nov 27, 2015 at 16:51
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    Can confirm this works for gmail as well. And congratulations on 2000 reputation.
    – MrLemon
    Nov 27, 2015 at 17:28
  • Gmail will automatically tag received emails with +string
    – Q20
    Dec 3, 2015 at 16:43

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