[FoRK] gMail problem

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Wed Sep 23 17:49:13 PDT 2009

I lost a Yahoo account a while back.  There seemed to be no way to 
recover it.  While I use Gmail, it is not my main email.  I renew my 
domain name 10 years at a time and colocate a server for that.


Reese wrote:
> Russell Turpin wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 1:54 PM, Reese <howell.r at inkworkswell.com> 
>> wrote:
>>> I can prove that I own the account in question...
>> I'm not certain how I could do that, for my gmail accounts. Generally,
>> web accounts are recovered by sending email to the address that
>> registered them. With email services, that results in a bit of a
>> vicious cycle.
> Right. Factor in my own paranoia given my level of involvement in the
> security industry when that account was created, you have some insight
> into the current dilemma.
> The account forwards to another account I control. Anything sent to
> it, can be sent back from one of my other accounts. A weak proof
> perhaps, but a proof.
> Reese
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