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  • I received this email about 2:20am 11/15/2011.

    Can anyone verify who the “respond to” is or where they are located?

    Someone requested that the password be reset for the following account:
    
    https://wordpress.com/
    
    Username: dudewalker
    
    If this was a mistake, just ignore this email and nothing will happen.
    
    To reset your password, visit the following address:
    
    <https://wordpress.com/wp-login.php?action=rp&key=tvyf2ayNTHDT6K2ltbsm&login=dudewalker
    >
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  • esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    We have no access to your self-hosted site. Start by checking your users via Admin -> Users.

    esmi,

    Thank you for your reply.

    To restate my question better, is the address to reset the password originating from within my site…or is it a redirect?

    The email I received appeared to come from wordpress.

    From : "WordPress.com" <donotreply@wordpress.com>

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Is this a wordpress.com site or a self-hosted WordPress install?

    Self hosted.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Did you own a wordpress.com site at some point?

    Not that I am aware of.

    My site was hosted on hostgator from the beginning.

    Aside from being registered into this forum, I have no other connections to wordpress.com

    Thinking back, I did registered to discuss an issues years ago on the wordpress.com forum…but was “PROMPTLY” told to take my problem elsewhere since I was self hosting.

    To correct my last statement,

    Aside from being registered into this forum, I have no other connections to “wordpress”.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Then I’m rather stumped as to why you should receive an email that appears to relate to a wordpress.com site. All I can say is that you safely ignore it as spam.

    esmi, thanks for your input.

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