OT- help needed


I post to the newsgroups with hotmail. Now they are asking me for a pass
word (which I can't remember, no surprise there) They want to send me a
password change by e-mail. The only account listed is my hotmail account.
Now the question is how do I get the new pass word if I can't access the
account?
Nana .......................I have written down me other pass words, but I
can't find the hotmail one:-(
Reply to
NanaWilson
You may have to register for another acct. - even if only to get past this bugaboo (and in the future, keep a copy of your passwords someplace... ;-)
Keep thinking though; the old pw may still come to you. BTDT
Doc
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Dr. Zachary Smith
You may have to register for another acct. - even if only to get past this bugaboo (and in the future, keep a copy of your passwords someplace... ;-)
Keep thinking though; the old pw may still come to you. BTDT
Doc
Thanks Doc. I will open another account. I will write the pass word down in my password book.
Nana
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NanaWilson
I've just done this with Google. They had a little sign-in space with my hotmail addy and space for a password which I couldn't remember. There was a place to press if you had forgotten your password. When I clicked it I got an e-mail from Google with an address to click on. When I went there I had to enter my new password twice and then I was in.
Would yours be a similar request?
Sally at the Seaside ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~uk
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Sally Swindells
YUP!! Thanks Sally. I fits & farts with & some how I got there. I must remember to tell it to remember me!
Nana
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NanaWilson
What a silly bore passwords are. The only time someone tried to break into something of my own that required a password, my daughter and niece were able to get it on the first try. I'm thinking any mildly bright 4th grader wouldn't even pause at hacking into something that required a password. So. Anyhow. When a tedious webmaster demands that I have a password I write it on a file folder sticky label and tape it down on the little slidey shelf that my keyboard sits on. No way to treat an elegant piece of furniture but it works really well for the cheap computer table I have. I have yet to have to hunt the computer table. The disrespect of the computer shelf is really even worse. Its corners were lethal and cut me at every opportunity. I shielded the rascals with several layers of duct tape. DH announces that things worth doing must be done right. I counter that some things are not worth doing. Phooey to passwords. Polly
"NanaWilson" YUP!! Thanks Sally. I fits & farts with & some how I got there. I must
Reply to
Polly Esther
iirc, hotmail has you choose a question, then you answered it when you signed up originally. often something like name your high school or favourite philosopher. who knows but they can give you that question for you to reply to, in order to get your password. tho how they get that to you.... maybe it just lets you into the account. not really sure. i wanted to get into my sons account but i have no idea who his favourite philosopher was. so i never did get to read thru any of his mail to see if there was a clue there to the mystery. :/ j.
"NanaWilson" wrote ... I post to the newsgroups with hotmail. Now they are asking me for a pass word (which I can't remember, no surprise there) They want to send me a password change by e-mail. The only account listed is my hotmail account. Now the question is how do I get the new pass word if I can't access the account?
Nana .......................I have written down me other pass words, but I can't find the hotmail one:-(
Reply to
J*
I have so many passwords that I keep a list, and that's why I miss my laptop with the fingerprint reader. Whenever a site asked for my password all I had to do was pass my finger over the reader-thingy, and bingo I was in. Did I say that I really MISS it? Bonnie, in Middletown, VA
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Bonnie Patterson
Kewl! I never knew there was such a critter! (I knew the technology existed, but I wasn't aware anyone had incorporated it into laptops [et al] so it could be used that way...)
Learn sumpin' every day 'round hyeah!
On Jul 27, 10:28=A0am, Bonnie Patterson wrote:
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Dr. Zachary Smith
On Jul 27, 10:28=A0am, Bonnie Patterson wrote:
If you use Firefox, there is a nice add-on called Sxipper which will keep passwords and fill forms.
Diana - PA
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PhillyQuilter

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