My Stupidest Moment This Month...

Brick Wall... - Brick Wall...
@twoey68 (13651)
United States
January 27, 2010 5:35am CST
Somewhere there is an angel watching over me right now and she was feeling really sorry for me Yesterday I decided to change two of my email passwords on Gmail. Then last night when I tried to login I realized that I’d changed them on RoboForm but not in the accounts…! I could not for the life of me remember the old password but managed to remember the secret question for one of them which is my primary acct. The other one is my MyLot account and I couldn’t remember the secret question…my cats name. I tried every nickname I could think of, then this morning I requested a change of password form to be sent to my alternate email. One problem, I didn’t know which alternate email…I have 2 yahoo acct.’s and like 7 Gmail acct.’s…what can say I like to be organized So, I went through each email acct. until I finally found it and was able to reset the password. Talk about a nightmare…it drove me nuts being locked out. Have you ever accidentally locked yourself out of your own email acct? Have you ever forgotten your secret question answer? Did you ever get your email acct back or did you have to make a new one? [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
28 Jan 10
Oh yes, I've locked myself about of about every online account I have at one time or another. Now, I keep all the passwords etc. written in a secret little notebook...wish I could find that notebook!
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@GardenGerty (100427)
• United States
28 Jan 10
I lost my little notebook, so I had to make a new, larger one. It is tabbed alphabetically, so anything I have that gets a password gets written by the appropriate letter, unless I get lazy and do not write them down.
• United States
28 Jan 10
Great idea, Gerty. My little notebook is so haphazard! Perhaps I'll borrow your idea. :) Karen
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
27 Jan 10
am the same way with my outlook express Icant get into it and cant find the password any where so I have cox send email to gmail
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• United States
27 Jan 10
Too funny! Never happened to me, but easy to see how it could!
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@dragon54u (31615)
• United States
27 Jan 10
That has happened to me, too! Since I live alone, privacy isn't an issue. So I wrote down all my accounts and passwords and put it in my fire resistant cashbox in the basement. Now I have them all written down and have instructed my sons where to find that list and other important things if I should keel over and die. It's nice to know they are there if I forget or I'm gone.
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@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
27 Jan 10
haha! That's too funny! which I only say because it reminds me of me! One thing I'm doing now is going to move a blog so i don't have to log out all the time of one blog and into the other, so going to move it to another host.. Yes it gets crazy sometimes what with all the user names and passwords. The other day I almost decided to use "tiredofpasswords" as a password I was resetting, but I discovered the password after all so didn't need to reset..
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
27 Jan 10
I am glad you finally have gotten it straightened out. It sounds like something I would do. I have more of a problem, that after getting roadrunner, I forgot to change the email address. If I forgot the password, it went to my old one, that I had no access to anymore. I only have 2 email addresses now.
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@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
27 Jan 10
HE HE. I've done that, with my banking p/w no less. There are so many passwords to remember, especially when most of them want a different matrix than the last one; so I have started to write them down on a paper to keep track. I know that is not a good idea, but no one else has access to the paper (except for hubby) so it is pretty safe. I also have to keep track of his, though he has very few and usually I am the one who has to access the site and do the work. Glad you were able to work yours out. It can be very frustrating.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
27 Jan 10
Sounds like u were in a mell of a hess,lol. I write down all my passwords etc. or i'd never remember them. I have a pea brain, smile.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
4 Feb 10
I suggest you get a password notebook to keep up with your logins and keep it in a desk drawer.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
2 Feb 10
I still can't get into my medical benefits online because I can't remember my password or my question. One of these days I might actually get off my duff and call...
@DavidReedy (2411)
• United States
2 Feb 10
I have forgotten the log-in information to more organizations than most people will ever even become familiar with (another way of saying, "I've forgotten more than most people know"). dr...
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
31 Jan 10
I have had problems before..I have to keep just one e-mail address because i can never remember all that if i don't..I also had a Gmail address and for the life of me i cannot remember my password..I am sure that e-mail has a million e-mails by now....I have to keep it simple for me.....I just wonder if they ever close that account after is is not used for ever?...
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
29 Jan 10
I'm glad that you were able to get your email account back. Fortunately for me, this has never happened. I learned early on in my online life that I needed to keep everything written down so I have a sheet that has all of my secret question answers so that I will never forget them. I use the same password for almost everything so that doesn't serve as a problem for me. The only time that it gets me is when I am logging onto something that has to do with our bills and that is because I use my husband's password for those things so that he can access them as well (as if he really would, but all of the bills are in his name.)
@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
28 Jan 10
If you are the only one using the computer you are using, then I suggest using Firefox. You can set it up so it remembers your passwords, and bring them up automatically when you sign in. Of course you better remember them if you go to a public computer! I haven't had issues with my email accounts but there were sites I joined that insisted on their own security questions. Silly questions like, "who is your favorite author?" - well, that changes every several years or so, so now I answer all questions with my mother's name. "What's your favorite color?" "Smith" I haven't had any issues since.
@GardenGerty (100427)
• United States
28 Jan 10
I have a book I am supposed to write things down in. I have lost one, or maybe closed it out, cause Yahoo cannot find it anywhere.No great loss. I have a yahoo for hubby, and three for me, that is all. If I want to be "anonymous", and not be hassled, I use one that I seldom go to. I have other websites that I have lost sign ins for.
@arthi_88 (1518)
• India
28 Jan 10
I had forgotten my most used gmail's secret questions answer and then had to send it to the alternate mail before being logged in again..It was damn uncomfortable to not being able to log in to my account as I have many important emails coming to that account often..But maintaining as many account as you have- I would surely go crazy!! All the best and Have a nice day!
@drannhh (15229)
• United States
28 Jan 10
twoey68, I am shocked. Now everyone knows the answer to your secret question (unless you were smart and "lied" to us) I would never tell anyone my secret answer question. As for the passwords, yes, I have forgotten a few, but I tend more often to forget my usernames/logins than the passwords for some reason and/or I forget which e-mail I used to sign up for something.
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
28 Jan 10
I know its said to be not safe, but I only use a few passwords, and I STILL managed to get locked out of my yahoo mail - grrrrrrrr
@faimei (128)
• Philippines
28 Jan 10
Actually it did not happen to me but still affected me. We have this case presentation in our major subject. We needed a lot of information so we ask help to other groups. They chose to help us and told us to send it through one of our group mates e-mail. All was well until the last day of compiling everything. She could not open her e-mail account because she can't remember her exact password. We tried and tried but unfortunately the account got locked up and we need to wait for 24 hours before trying to open it again. My God! We were all so desperate and pissed off. We had to change plans and contacted the other group. Fortunately we finished our case presentation. But for her e-mail, I think she had to make a new one.
@avimra (456)
• India
28 Jan 10
Anyway finally you got your password. For me what happened is, once my yahoo account is locked(or hacked, I don know what happened). Each time when I am giving the right password, it says invalid password. Then I try to change it using 'forgot Password' option. It asking me a answer for security question 'which is your favourite sports team?' I tried with many answers, but couldn't get it. Also, no alternate e-mail i provided to that account. so, no possibility to recover that account. So I created a new account in yahoo again.