So many accouts, usernames, passwords!

China
July 12, 2008 9:29am CST
I have 5 emailboxes, and also i've registered lots of forums, blogs, bbs,chatrooms, god,countess. I didn't use the same one before, see, now i have trouble logging. Do you always use the same account and password for registeration? Oh you use categorize them, i mean, different accouts for different types? Please share
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25 responses
• Malaysia
16 Jul 08
Hi lynettebyc, i'm actually not as active as you for joining so many chatrooms and forums. I only have 3 email boxes. As these 3 email address are active used, so, i don't have the problem on forgetting the password. My main problem on managing the passwords is in my office, as most of the application and server need dual sign on, so, i actually write down all my passwords in one paper and keep it in safe :p
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• China
18 Jul 08
Hey, just12blog, you can call me lynette or lynn if you like , cause lynettebyc is a little long. Wow, dual sign, that's tiresome. And you'd better write down, once you forget it will make trouble to your work. Good luck. b]Enjoy life[[/b]
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• Malaysia
18 Jul 08
Hi Lynn, yes, you are right. I'm not only write down all the passwords but actually i need to make sure that that piece of paper is with me everytime. I tried before, when i took leave and went back hometown, my colleague called me to ask for the passwords. Actually i did bring back the paper but it was in my working bag and so happened that the time he called me, i was not at my house. Oh My God, i so panic and i just simply told him and tried out one by one :p
• China
18 Jul 08
Wow, i hate the procedure of finding the password, that's really gonna kill me
• Japan
20 Jul 08
Exactly different accounttypes for differet services. That is the best way for remembering. But keep on changing your password. There are lot of frauds in our online world
• China
22 Jul 08
I didn't change passwords too often, wow~ How often will you change yours? Enjoy life
@steve9737 (918)
• Colombia
16 Jul 08
I have a lot of email accounts but I don't use them all everyday, I have long time without sign in on some of them, well not many time for lost them but maybe more than one week on some of them, I am registered in a lot of site too so I try to keep the same password for more of them, I know it is not safe but I don't want to waste time trying to remember password, of course some of the we sites that are important for me I have a strong password and for be able to remember the password, I have some of them write down so I can check them easy.
• China
18 Jul 08
Well, steve, if you have only one password, its security must be very strong, otherwise~ Yeah, writing down is a good suggestion too Enjoy life
@lrglara (1343)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
it always help to write down your usernames and passwords especially if it is income-generating and very important... before i use to have different usernames... now i only use 3 and it helps... just put numbers beside my usernames and different passwords... i write them all down.
• China
12 Jul 08
Hello, Irglara, if income-generating, i'm afraid of writing down, cause it may be found by others. How do you think? Enjoy life~~
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
13 Jul 08
Hi! I used to do that too. I mean I just use a username and password that I thought of during registration. Now I dont do that anymore. My mail accounts are just extras and one of them is a result of a typo so I made another account again with the name I wanted. Later on, I found the typo account to be of some important use so its all good. With my paid sites I use only one username, family, friends, and school another username(which reminds me; i might make another account for all my schoolwork, its starting to clog up my personal family/friends account), and I have one for junk mail.^_^ I may have the same username for my paid sites but I definitely use different passwords. I change them up too sometimes. I have a system that I remember all my passwords and I dont use Roboform or any other software.^_^
• China
16 Jul 08
Hello, bjcyrix, i registered a windowns live the other day, maybe 2 or 3 days ago, and i've already forgotten the password, god. Mess, all are in a mess. I'm feel gross when i lost the password or username.
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
17 Jul 08
well, Im sure you'll remember that in no time. Just try to 'relive' your registration and try all of the passwords that you might use. I keep a notebook of all my usernames and passwords in all of my accounts. Even if I know most of them Im bound to forget one or two so just to be sure I write them all down.^_^ Why not keep a notebook too, or maybe you can use Excel in Microsoft Office? Hope that helps, goodluck!^_^
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• China
18 Jul 08
Hey, thanks, bjcyrix, i will. And i think Microsoft Excel is very good too. I'm now using roboform but i'm not so familar with its functions. Any way it's very good. I guess i should also use another notebook to write down password during work. It can be messed up and should always be in order. I live by work, if i carelessly lost the password and leave a bad impression to my boss, what's gonna happen? Enjoy life
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
13 Jul 08
I for one have many email accounts..I have three yahoo ones, a gmail, a hotmail and an AOL one. A few of them I use just for silly stuff and two of them I use for the 5 forum sites that I have and the other one just for other stuff...I have one username that I use but have two different passwords for them.
• China
14 Jul 08
Thanks, hoghoney, your avatar's cute:) Yeah, why do we need so many usernames? Which email do you think is better?
@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
22 Jul 08
I use yahoo the most and the hotmail one is for my msn messenger also.
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• China
22 Jul 08
Thanks, i've got an @live account as well. I used to have a yahoo ID, but i forgot the username and password all together, gosh Enjoy life
@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
12 Jul 08
I have about 15 different email addresses but I only use 3... One's for just sigining up stuff on internet so I get all the junk mails there, one is for work & the other is for personal use... As far as passwords go, it's same thing just different variations... I have different user names for different accounts but they're fairly easy to remember because there's only 3 different user names, sk66rc being one of them... It's also same with one of my email accounts...
• China
12 Jul 08
Thanks, sk66rc, wow, 15 different emails! So, which kind of emailbox do you think is better? You're smart, use the same emailbox to register. Thanks for sharing, and now i know what i should do:)
@sk66rc (4261)
• United States
13 Jul 08
I've had hotmail.com, inbox.com, bluebottle.com, aol.com, yahoo.com, msn.com, verizon.net, gmail.com, mail.com, comcast.net, & few others I can't remember at the moment... Currently, I use 2 aol addresses, one for work & one for personal, & yahoo for junk mails... I don't know why, I just like aol better... Yeah, having an account set up just for junk mail is great... Basically, I only log into yahoo email address once a week just to clear it...
• China
14 Jul 08
Hey, i know aol. The other day i watched Veronica Mars, the beautiful school detective. And she used this emailbox, that's why i know it. I love that tv show. Thanks for sharing.
• China
12 Jul 08
It was not suggested using same username and password , for if you lose one you will lose all. There are some professionally tools that can manager account info for you.You also can do it by yourself, it's easy for you to write all account info by notepad.
• China
12 Jul 08
Hello, likenetlife, wow, you like net life, lol. Judging from your posts, you're new here, aren't you? Wwelcome to mylot. Thanks for your advice, what's the name of professionally tools? I want to have a try
• China
12 Jul 08
You are right ,I'm a newbie for mylot. You may find what you want in http://www.roboform.com
• China
12 Jul 08
Thanks, you're so kind~~
@fwangaa (3058)
• China
14 Jul 08
yes,i usually use the same account.and i often categorize password.and make connection with them.so if i forget the password i can choose them that not to much.also i can seek it from the protection of password.
• China
18 Jul 08
Thanks for sharing. The same account is ok if we use different password, it's still safe, i guess.
@relundad (2311)
• United States
13 Jul 08
I always use the same logins and passwords for everything unless the website or page requires something weird. Even then I try to use the same thing but maybe capitalized a letter or something depending on what it requires. Otherwise it gets pretty confusing especially sites that don't allow you to save login info or for websites that you don't visit often. Also I have a lot of websites that are used for working, some of those are assigned so I have to write those down so that I can remember them.
• China
18 Jul 08
Hello, relundad, thanks, yeah, if we have a saftey check question, it will remind us of the passwords that we've set. I sometimes will feel it awesome to set one. Enjoy life[
@AlephWren (135)
• Argentina
13 Jul 08
some for one thing some for other, passwords, not much... But if you start inventing new things you could get sick and forget about them... I suppose that with 2 usernames and 2 passwords you are ok.
• China
18 Jul 08
Thanks, yeah, no new usernames or passwords any more, otherwise i'd be in a mess Enjoy life
@ifglan (1152)
• China
13 Jul 08
When i see the topic,i want to come in to tell you,why not only using one?5?you just didn't use the same?I think then you will note in a book,which mailbox with which account,usernane,password.....you are so strong,in good memory,indeed.And if it is long and complex,it's safe.
• China
18 Jul 08
There're many reasons i use 5, i used to have one. It's @163.com, a Chinese website, and sometimes it's very slow, then i heard from my friend that sohu.com is very quick, then i registered one. Also a Chinese one. But when i registered foreign forums, it may not get through, and i also heard that gmail.com can chat on line, msn.com for webmessenger, i like chatting with friends, you know. And i have one for work. And i registerd a common email together with my friend to open an online shop, which we still haven't done anything yet. Oh, may be more than 5 emailboxes Enjoy life
@MGjhaud (20742)
• Philippines
13 Jul 08
hehehe.. i've tried doing this before when i was a newbie online but the thing is i'm a very forgetful person and i easily forget things especially passwords. so i make sure i write it down if i decided to have a new password or username from the old one.
• China
16 Jul 08
Hey, MGjhaud, do you try to get those account which you've lost password? I'm always trying too, sorry can never be got back Enjoy life
@desireeo (595)
• Philippines
13 Jul 08
writing down your username and corresponding password always helps. if you're afraid others might find their way into your journal or whatever it is you're going to use you can put a sign or a code that only you know how to decipher. a good memory always helps. i too, registered to a number of websites but i use one username and same password except here on mylot. you should be careful you don't mix things up and completely forfeit your registration.
• China
16 Jul 08
Thanks, desireeo, i guess i have to write now, these days i'm getting a worse and worse memory
@ocean4 (236)
• Canada
12 Jul 08
I fell your pain. I also have many, many usernames and passwords. Its hard to keep em all straight! If I dont log into a site for a while il most likely have to keep mixing a matching username and passwords before I get in =)
• China
14 Jul 08
Thanks ocean, yeah, it's headaching, hope you can find solutions just like me in this discussion
@alkurishy (2069)
• Iraq
12 Jul 08
I am as you have a lot of mailboxes, blogs, forums, etc. I use for that 5 user names and passwords, I mean every username have its passward, then at this case I can remember it all the time. Try to use this way it is a good one. Have a nice day.
• China
14 Jul 08
Thanks, alkurishy, i'll try
@Bluepatch (2481)
• Trinidad And Tobago
12 Jul 08
I always try to have the same password because thats what I need to remember the most. It doesn't work well that way since everybody has slightly different rules. So, I keep a notebook with a list of all the sites I'm interested in, the ones I join, the ones I put aside for the future, its like a job by itself. But I do have a lot of similar passwords.
• China
14 Jul 08
Thanks, bluepatch. I've already forgot some passwords, so i'm going to take your advice-write them down, thanks
• China
12 Jul 08
Yes, I've encountered the same problem before. But now, I manage to write down all the information in a notebook, so I can check if I forgot any of it. BTW, there is another way that help. Firstly, you can catogerise the website base on the purpose or other criterion, and register with the same username and password based on the catogery.
• China
14 Jul 08
Hey, sandraCN, you've summarized what the others have suggested :) I also got another one, use the software, roboform, i was told by one mylotter.
@godkid308 (105)
12 Jul 08
i use 2 usernames, and always to same password if not 1 other. i just find it easier to remember :) You should just make a note of them all instead of trying to remember:)
• China
14 Jul 08
Yeah, just as the others suggest, i should write them down, in that case, it'll be pretty easy
@yoyo1987 (13)
• China
12 Jul 08
Hello lynettebyc, i have two types of usernames and passwords. One is the private, the other is less private which can use your name and birthday. You should pay more attention to the former one. You can find a special name and munber for them.
• China
12 Jul 08
Hello, yoyo, thanks for sharing. Yeah, we have to pay special attention to private ones, especially when they are connecting with money.