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I had an old account on Stack Exchange and I cannot access it any more. I searched my old emails and found mails from Stack Overflow so I know that this is the email address I used for the account. But still, if I try to recover my account, it says that the email address is unknown.

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Did you have any questions with answers on this account? Any answers? –  Oded Jan 13 '12 at 14:00

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E-mail team@stackoverflow.com with as much information has you have:

  • The e-mail address you used.
  • Links to any questions and/or answers you posted using that account.
  • Dates when you used the account.
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Make sure you're using the right recovery service. There's a separate OpenID service we provide than our actual Q&A site accounts. If you had an account from way back, it's likely you didn't create it with our OpenID and instead used a different one.

Use http://stackoverflow.com/users/account-recovery for recovering an account on Stack Overflow.

Use https://openid.stackexchange.com/account/recovery for recovering a Stack Exchange OpenID account.

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Ok thank you! This link stackoverflow.com/users/account-recovery worked. I got an email saying "Log in using these credentials on the login page." However, it only shows my email address, no password. If I go to the login page, how do I recover my password now? If I click on "click here to recover your account" it takes me to openid.stackexchange.com/account/recovery which does not know my email address. –  user176840 Jan 13 '12 at 18:11

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