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changing password (6 posts)

  1. learnenglishbywriting
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have changed my password so many time that when I try a new email address or name, I have used my familiar ones. Is there a way to erase my old record of password changing activity?

    Recently, you changed all passwords. So unlike previous changes due to losing mine or not understanding the system, I have used my last email address. What do I do the next time you do this. Create another bogus email address?

    Gotta be a better way.

    PS, I can appreciate your need to make these password changes, but I am in trouble the next time.

  2. Are you saying that you can't log in becuase you can't remember your email address?

    There's nothing in WP that monitors password usage that would prevent you from re-using an old password.

  3. outthere
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I know it is advised against. I however have way to many sites that require passwords so I have only two very complicated ones that I know around 13-14 characters. Change the password to something that will make sense to you. I also email my passwords to myself at an email address that is for that purpose. Do not write, WordPress password on the subject. Come up with a clue that you recognize.

  4. learnenglishbywriting
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Ipstenu and Outthere,

    I can and did log in, but I am using my last email address. Maybe I can use an old password, but not an old email address. Registering a password requires a different email address.

    I am saying that I have changed my password several times and each time they ask for a new email address. I am running out of spare email addresses. Making a new one is like inviting more confusion. I lose my pass words because I did not follow the advice given by "outthere" above. Even if I have better habits now, I still will run out of email addresses.

    Thanks,

  5. I am saying that I have changed my password several times and each time they ask for a new email address.

    They who?

    Again, there's NOTHING in WordPress that does this for passwords. Making a new ID, yes, you need a separate email, but each ID can use the same password for ever, AND you are never asked to change the email address.

    if you have a PLUGIN that's doing this, maybe you should turn it off.

  6. outthere
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Forward. Hell, I can't remember all those sites or purchase and mostly don't care anymore. So I forward all my e-mails to the address that I read. Get organized.

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