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Hooopla
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Hi...

I registered a while ago, but forgot my username. Today, I tried to use the 'forgot your login?' routine to retrieve my password -- but because I couldn't remember what username I'd originally used, the login wasn't sent to me. (Both username and email address are required fields.)

At the same time, I couldn't re-register because my email address was already associated with a login!

The only solution I could think of was to re-register with a different email address...but this seems like a really unnecessary thing to have to do.

Why are BOTH username and email address required in order to have login data resent?

Tony
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Catch-22?

Hi Hooopla,
I believe it's really a security measure.
For example if you could change or reset your password based only on your username then anyone could reset your password.

When you register you need to use a valid email address and in return your username and password are sent out too you incase you forget.
It's a good idea to store that email somewhere you can find it again.

It would probably be a good idea for me to put up a contact email address but I really don't want any extra emails.

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Catch-22?

Tony wrote:
Hi Hooopla,
I believe it's really a security measure. For example if you could change or reset your password based only on your username then anyone could reset your password.

Thanks for the reply, Tony.

Most forums simply use email address in that situation. No one but me is going to have access to my mailbox, so whether or not I remember my username shouldn't matter.

I think the present arrangement would totally hoop someone with only one email address.