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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:06 am    Post subject: Forgotten password old email Reply with quote

I have had my forum account since about 2006. I can't remember my password, and I have tried everything I can think of. I think the email address for my account is an old gmail account that I have deleted due to my dislike of google. I dont post often however I would hate to lose my forum account even if only for sentiment. Is there anything you guys can do to help me regain access to my account?

My account username is vortix.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use wireshark to monitor you network traffic to that server. It's crazy but a lot of software like email and newsreaders use clear text passwords by default, or did so until recently. I can't tell you how many email passwords I've recovered for coworkers that way.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait. Do you mean your gentoo forum account? That won't work then. You need to talk to an admin.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was actually hoping NeddySeagoon or an admin would pick this up?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is what the pm feature is for. :wink:
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Send us an email at forum-mods@gentoo.org so we don't disclose any personal information. It's not a gmail account, though. Does bigpond.com ring a bell?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah yes thanks John, I have just sent an email with the correct address to forum mods.
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