A while ago I lost my password database (and since then do the obvious and have encrypted backups...) and as a result I lost my password to most websites and I was unable to recover one of my emails. I decided just now to see how the SE site works on mobile (I use the app exclusively), but I just realized which email this account is associated with!

Is there any way I can get the password or/and email of this account changed?

If not should I try to use this account for as long as possible, or just start over now? I'm finally at a happy place with my account and it'd be a shame to start over.


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If you no longer have access to the email address, then there is no way to reset the password for it if you have forgotten it.

You can, however, add a new credential to your account so that you can continue using it without that email address by editing your profile and then clicking on the My Logins link in the left-hand menu, assuming you still have access to the account itself (which you seem to have). If you wanted to add a new email/password login with a different email, please read the instructions for doing so.

If you cannot get into the account, you'll need to use the contact us form so we can give you instructions and so you can send us some information to verify you are the owner of the account.

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