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Account recovery is the process of regaining access to your Stack Exchange data after you lost control over your original identity.

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How does the merge robot reach out to cookie-only users?

« How can one link / merge / combine / associate two accounts / users? (Anonymous / unregistered / cookie, or Google / Facebook / registered) » pretends to deal with account merge for « Anonymous / ...
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Recovery email still includes instructions for signing on using an OpenID

The mail sent when trying to recover a password tells me I can log in to Stack Overflow through Wordpress with the help of an OpenId. Click the "more login options" link, enter "[my openID url]"...
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How do I change the email I use to log in to Stack Exchange without creating an Open ID? [duplicate]

As you can tell by the title I need to change the email I use to login to my Stack Exchange account. However, after browsing many questions on this topic, most answers involve creating an OpenID ...
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Issue finding account details [duplicate]

I've asked before and couldn't get a definitive answer, and I tried poking around myself for very long with no success so I will try again to explain my issue as clearly as possible. I am running ...
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Trouble finding my account details [duplicate]

I have the Stack Exchange app on my Android device for quite a while now, and now I want to log into the same account on my Linux laptop. The problem is that I don't know the email or password ...
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Recover My account whose email address is closed [duplicate]

I have created my account on stackoveflow from my company email address. link : https://stackoverflow.com/users/1007076/shehzad-bilal Now as I have left the company so my email account has been ...
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No horizontal line under "Sign Up" tab in Stack Overflow and its international sites [duplicate]

Missing underline for "Sign up" tab on the account recovery page: Observed on Stack Overflow and its international clones: https://ja.stackoverflow.com/, https://pt.stackoverflow.com/, https://es....
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Border bottom alignment issue in trilogy site's account recovery page

There is some alignment issue in the following trilogy or S[OFU] site's account recovery page. The Sign up link's border bottom is missing. You can find the issue in the following links: https://...
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Account lost association with almost all sites

I have a strange problem with my account. My PC lost the association to all Stack Exchange sites (including Stack Exchange) but one. Only on Stack Overflow it recognizes me correctly (my user there ...
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I've lost access to my SE email and password; do I have options?

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. ...
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Why isn't the password recovery system automatic for certain email domains?

Why, for certain email domains (through which one creates an SE account), the isn't the password recovery system automatic and one has to use the "contact us" feature? For example: I have xyz@...
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Account Recovery Page is not Working

I have registered using [email protected](user:6081031) on StackOverflow. I reset my password using account recovery page. Now, after resetting, It has created a new account and I have completely ...
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I don't know my info [duplicate]

I signed up for stack exchange about a year and a half ago, and have it signed in on my phone and can (clearly) ask questions. I want to sign in on my laptop, but it keeps saying that there is no ...
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Please rate limit the password reset functionality

Just received ~70 unsolicited password reset mails from Super User, so abusive...
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Password-Recovery Email formulation is suboptimal

So my co-worker recently wanted to access their account again, and had forgotten their password. They requested an account recovery and recieved an email. The formulation is IMO very unclear and ...
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I deleted my Google+ and cannot access nor recover my SO account

I deleted my Google+ account so I can't anymore login to my SO account as usual. When I'm trying to use my Gmail address to recover my old SO account, it gives me a new one. I tried to log in with ...
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Validation Notification Error in Account recovery Page

I tried to reset my password for my account. After going to recovery page, I have entered a password without special characters. It showed alert to give special characters. Then i removed the ...
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Account Recovery Email Spamming [duplicate]

My friend is receiving a lot of Stack Overflow account recovery emails. When I checked I came to know that for triggering account recovery only email id is needed. So anyone knows his email ID can ...
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Recover SO account after google email was deleted [duplicate]

I deleted my google account a few months ago. And I can't restore deleted email. How can I restore or merge my old SO account with the new one?
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Incorrect email address in account recovery mail

I have an email address "[email protected]", but when I try to recover my account I receive mail with incorrect address: Someone requested an account recovery on Stack Overflow for [email protected], but we ...
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I can't login using MyOpenID, Google or Stack Exchange accounts nor recover Stack Exchange account

My MyOpenID login is working right in Ask Ubuntu, but I can't log in to Stack Overflow or Meta Stack Overflow using MyOpenID, Google nor Stack Exchange. The only page I see is the "Oops! ...
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Updating my about me on Stack Overflow

Every time I try updating my about me, it gives me an error message saying that the email address (which is the one I signed up with) is already in use / registered. It says that if it belongs to me ...
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For what reasons has my account been removed altogether and not even blocked?

I have been using SO for about 11 months. Once I lost my first account so then I built up the new one and started gaining reputation again. I have been busy with my office work so I couldn't find ...
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Changed email address attached to Google account - lost access to SO account

A while ago I removed my gmail address and attached another mail to my google account. However, I recently found out that this means I can't log in to my StackOverflow account! It treats the google ...
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Gravatar being used to reclaim ownership of an account, a good idea?

There is a very big probability that the owner of a gravatar for an email address is also the owner of that email address that is associated with SO account. So if a user wants to recover an account ...
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How to recover my reputation and account after accidentally deleting my email address [duplicate]

I have accidentally removed my email address from my profile. When I have tried to recover it, my points and badges were automatically reset. Is there a way to recover my reputation and badges?
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How to recover my old questions attached to MyOpenID? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What happened to MyOpenID? It seems that MyOpenID is not longer active to access stackoverflow. I created a new account with stackexchange but how can I link my older MyOpenID ...
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How to recover a StackExchange Account if you only know the username, not the email adress anymore?

I once registered an account here at StackExchange, but only remember the username. How could I recover the email that belongs to that account, I tried several emails I have. None seem to work. Any ...
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My accounts were not deleted. What happened?

Because of personal reasons, 10 days ago I requested that all my accounts be deleted. I followed the guidelines from this question but it didn't generate any result; all my accounts are still active. ...
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When an account is deleted how much of personal data is retained about the account?

When an account is deleted does it retain any personal information about the user so that a later recovery be possible (some sort of logic delete like for deleted answers) or is it a physical (...
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How to recover the password for a MyOpenID ID in Stack Overflow? [closed]

First of all, thanks to the Meta Team that I'm again able to post questions. Now my problem is here: I have two user IDs on http://www.stackoverflow.com associated with the same Gmail account and ...
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Account Recovery link ends up with Page Not Found

I tried to recover an unregistered account. The link with "Visit this page to restore your account cookie" provided in the e-mail forwards me to https://stackoverflow.com/users/restore-cookie// that ...
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Account recovery page does not seem to flow right

Go to https://meta.stackoverflow.com/users/account-recovery Enter invalid email and submit (It will display an error "Invalid email address" and the login link appear) Click login link to log in (URL ...
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Is it possible to recover an account deleted by SE staff?

Is it possible to recover an account that was explicitly deleted by a Stack Exchange staff member (as opposed to an elected diamond moderator)? That is, the kind of account where the user requested ...
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