5 thoughts on “Locking yourself out of forum accounts

  1. Wild Cat

    Now do be warned, that if you do not have a copy of the password and if you follow these steps that [b]you will NEVER be able to log into the forum again[/b]

    To be more precise….. You will never be able to log in that forum using your current user name again….. you can always register a new account 😉

    You don't even need a disposable email (like the above mentioned Gurerrilla Mail or trashmail.net/) to change to….. all you need is just to post some nonsense which does not exist……. as long as it has the email format, the forum (website) will accept it (so you can just write [email protected]) and it will work the same…

    Also……….. most forums need you to write the password when you are re-setting your email, so I would suggest changing the email and the password as 1 step (both at the same time) or remember your new password until the email change is done too as you won't be able to change the email if the password is wrong.

    Now, you have just an hour to re-gain access should you want too.

    That is only if you use that Gurerrilla Mail website to generate a random email….. and keep the browser window opened (or don't delete cookies after you closed it) 😉

    Once you change the email (to something non existent) and the pass.. you have no way of logging back in pretty much instantly…..

    PS: if you created that trash-mail ….. then you have until that email will expire (so if you set it to last for 3 days for example…… then you have 3 days to change your mind)

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  2. Snat

    <quoteblock>To be more precise….. You will never be able to log in that forum using your current user name again….. you can always register a new account 😉 </quoteblock>

    This is pick on me day, isn't it 😉

    <quoteblock>You don't even need a disposable email (like the above mentioned Gurerrilla Mail or trashmail.net/) to change to….. all you need is just to post some nonsense which does not exist……. as long as it has the email format, the forum (website) will accept it (so you can just write [email protected]) and it will work the same… </quoteblock>

    Some forums needs you to confirm the e-mail address before they change it.

    Also……….. most forums need you to write the password when you are re-setting your email, so I would suggest changing the email and the password as 1 step (both at the same time) or remember your new password until the email change is done too as you won't be able to change the email if the password is wrong.

    While you are correct, some forums won't let you change both for this exact reason 😉

    Can't be asked quoting the rest so no comment to those parts 😛

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