I've been using the Stack Exchange Android app to ask and answer questions since I got my new mobile phone. The app created a profile for me named "user2021", as you can see. I have no idea how to log into this account through the main SE website in order to change my screen name.

The SE login screen doesn't recognise either of my two email addresses when I try the "reset password" link, nor do trying the Google or Facebook login routes work - Google gives me "this is a new account", and FB logs me in under my FB name and with my user2021 posts appearing like any third-party posts.

How do I log into my user2021 account through the main website, when i don't have any email address, google account or facebook account associated with it??


Logging in with Google using the same email address you have set up on your phone should work.

Email me (anna@stackexchange). This is best sorted out in private since we'll be naming email addresses and the like that's best not listed in a public post.

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  • Will do - thanks in advance. – IanF1 Oct 30 '14 at 19:38
  • Aha - I didn't think it had worked because it said "this login is new to Stack Exchange", but clicking the "add to account" button did the trick and logged me in as user2021. Thanks very much for the prompt help! – IanF1 Oct 30 '14 at 19:50
  • @user2021 Any time. Glad to hear it worked! :) – Adam Lear Oct 30 '14 at 19:51

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