How frustrating! E-mail password not working.

United States
January 11, 2018 12:25am CST
I have an e-mail account that I haven't logged in online for a long time. I tried logging in and it kept saying wrong password. I went to go look at my notebook where I jot the password down and it's the same exact one I typed. I tried to reset the password and it says "Google doesn't recognize this is my email". How frustrating. I will try back tomorrow. How do you remember your passwords?
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@much2say (41394)
• United States
12 Jan 18
I have to write all my passwords too - even PIN numbers sometimes. Sometimes I just have a brain fart and can't think what it was even if I had been using it all this time . One mistake of any kind makes the entire password incorrect .
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• United States
12 Jan 18
I have a brain fart too . A few times actually so I write partial pw down F i l _ in the b _ a n k. :) Type of deal!
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@much2say (41394)
• United States
13 Jan 18
@infatuatedbby Good idea to make partial notes - make the brain exercise (and for privacy protection!).
• United States
14 Jan 18
@much2say hahah yes =) LOL! I am so forgetful so its a must jot down!
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@TRBRocks420 (89163)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Jan 18
Yes that can be very frustrating, it's happened to me before too.
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• United States
11 Jan 18
It really is. :( so annoying.
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@DianneN (98650)
• United States
18 Jan 18
I write all my passwords down, too. It is so frustrating when that happens!
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• United States
19 Jan 18
I was able to reset it yesterday!
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@DianneN (98650)
• United States
19 Jan 18
@infatuatedbby Oh, that's good! I can't stand wasting time with all that necessary evil! lol
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• United States
19 Jan 18
@DianneN I didn't bother until yesterday - gave it one more go and was able to reset it thankfully.
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@Madshadi (9020)
• Brussels, Belgium
11 Jan 18
Sometimes I type everything correctly and I check letter by letter and still doesn't let me login. When I refresh and try again it works
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• United States
11 Jan 18
I tried another browser and it didn't work. I will try again tomorrow. I can still access this email on my phone (since its saved) but not saved on my computer.
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• United States
11 Jan 18
@Madshadi I got the code but it said not correct owner of the email. -_-
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@Madshadi (9020)
• Brussels, Belgium
11 Jan 18
@infatuatedbby yes that’s frustrating. I have the same problem with my account. My browser remembers the password and I can log in with the code, but I still don’t know the password.
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@sjvg1976 (18374)
• Delhi, India
11 Jan 18
It may be frustrating. Haven't you set a question there?
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• United States
11 Jan 18
There is no security question option?
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@sjvg1976 (18374)
• Delhi, India
11 Jan 18
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• United States
11 Jan 18
@sjvg1976 Yeah normally there is but I don't see it. I will try again tomorrow.
@Frenzys9 (175)
• United States
17 Jan 18
I had to abandon my Hotmail account for this very reason. I have to change my password occasionally due to forgetfulness. I hate that they make you add a couple of numbers, uppercase letters and symbols. Hopefully you get your email back soon.
• United States
17 Jan 18
Thank you. I hope to recover my account soon. I haven't tried since.
@Shiva49 (14712)
• Singapore
14 Jan 18
Some sites want us to change our passwords often and that complicates the issue. They have ways to help you like sending OTP to you mobile number - siva
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• United States
14 Jan 18
I didn't see a method sending to mobile number. I have yet to try to log in again.
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@Srbageldog (8231)
• United States
11 Jan 18
I write mine down too. I hate when my passwords don't work, especially when I know I entered it correctly!
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• United States
11 Jan 18
I know it's the right user/password but it just isn't working. I don't get it but I'll try again tomorrow. The email is saved on my phone, just not on my computer (auto save pw)
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@RodrickH (14410)
• China
11 Jan 18
Have you tried forget password option, it can help you get your password back, if I have this problem, I will check if the Caps Lock in my keyboard is on, if I'm sure I enter the right password, I will try forget my password option
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• United States
11 Jan 18
The cap lock wasn't on but I will try again tomorrow. I did try the forget password option, but they said they cannot verify it's me. Very strange.
@sw8sincere (5299)
• Philippines
11 Jan 18
That's terrible! I hope you can recover your email soon.
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• United States
11 Jan 18
Thank you. I am going to try again tomorrow.
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@Plethos (12554)
• United States
11 Jan 18
i have that happen to me a lot. too many passwords to remember.
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• Philippines
11 Jan 18
how about security questions?? or phone numbers? maybe there's something wrong with your keyboard?
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@nomus24g (25972)
• India
12 Jan 18
it shouldn't happen...unless its a decade old, it might ask for another layer of security though... Is it Gmail / Yahoo Mail?
• United States
12 Jan 18
It is Gmail. I've never had a problem before resetting but I dont know why I am now.
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@nomus24g (25972)
• India
12 Jan 18
@infatuatedbby is it still in that state?
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• United States
12 Jan 18
@nomus24g I have not tried :) Last night had a major headache didnt use the computer in the evening.
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@moffittjc (48464)
• Gainesville, Florida
14 Jan 18
We have a software program at work that we log into to manage our employee hiring process, and lo and behold every single time I try to log in it says my password is wrong, and then prompts me to change to a new password. Which I do, and then I write it down. And then I go log in again and it tells me my password is wrong, and then I have to set a new password again. It does this every single time. At first, it really frustrated me, but now I just go automatically go in and set a new password as soon as I open the login screen! lol
• United States
15 Jan 18
Hahaha, that happens to me with STAPLES every time. I just make a new password every time. Haha.
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@moffittjc (48464)
• Gainesville, Florida
17 Jan 18
@infatuatedbby Yep, I don't even get frustrated about it anymore. I just make a new password each time.
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• United States
17 Jan 18
@moffittjc Same. Today I logged in with a correct email, said it was wrong. I made a new pw and continued on. -_-
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@toniganzon (54000)
• Philippines
12 Jan 18
I have them automatically saved on iCloud.
@shaggin (41382)
• United States
12 Jan 18
It's possible it could have been hacked.
@tom_view (4503)
• Kolkata, India
11 Jan 18
i hope you solve the problem sooner
@tom_view (4503)
• Kolkata, India
11 Jan 18
I wrote it in a notebook.
@JustBhem (47431)
• Davao, Philippines
11 Jan 18
I always have a copy of them I keep. And every time I have another notebook, I write them. It's like if you are going to ransack my notebooks or journal you will find all my password in all of the accounts there.
@ilocosboy (42102)
• Philippines
11 Jan 18
Yes maybe your luck will be tomorrow