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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:46 am    Post subject: [SOLVED] Why do you send password by email? Reply with quote

I just created an account, and my nick and password were sent to my email. Now my email provider will have access to my account on this forum.
I think forum admins should fix this.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

The issue is well known.

You can change your password now, and nobody will get it afterwards ;)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I guess developers are busy with more important stuff.
Can I set this thread as [solved] now? How do I do this?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can edit your first post to edit the thread title
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:35 am    Post subject: Re: [SOLVED] Why do you send password by email? Reply with quote

student wrote:
I just created an account, and my nick and password were sent to my email. Now my email provider will have access to my account on this forum.
Sending a plaintext password on registration is not best practice, but remember that most websites that require an e-mail address also allow resetting the password via an e-mailed link. If you don't trust your e-mail provider not to abuse their position to steal your account, you should not use them as a registration address for anything.
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