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Offline mhargr03

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« on: September 29, 2006, 05:33:20 PM »
Dear Mr. Jung, or anyone else who is able to help:
Please help.
I seem to have created a big problem for myself.  To make a long story short I downloaded passwordmaker and stupidly blundered about trying to figure it out without first reading all the documentation.  Real stupid, I know.  Basically, I changed my Gmail password and then changed it again, and now I cannot log into gmail.  The first time I changed it was with the default settings as I recall.  The second time I changed it was after changing the password length to 9 after the default 8 I believe.  I don't think I made any other changes.  However I go back to those settings and none of those passwords work...any suggestions??  Thank you very much for your assistance, and I apologize ahead of time for the annoyance.

I already tried resetting my gmail password but I didn't provide a secondary email address when I created the account.  Without that, I have to wait 5 days with no activity before I can change my password using my security question answer.  So, while I will get my account back after 5 days, that is a long time to wait...Thank you!
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Offline Eric H. Jung

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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2006, 01:08:49 AM »
Hi mhargr,

I've thought about this problem for a while and cannot think of a solution, short of trying all the possible variations of the settings you might have used. That could take quite a while (more than 5 days?) depending on what settings you remember. I think it might be best to wait for the 5 days of inactivity.

Charles, Miquel, Quixin, anyone else have ideas?

You have my sympathy,
Eric

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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2006, 01:09:58 AM »
Quote from: Eric H. Jung
Hi mhargr,

I've thought about this problem for a while and cannot think of a solution, short of trying all the possible variations of the settings you might have used. That could take quite a while (more than 5 days?) depending on what settings you remember. I think it might be best to wait for the 5 days of inactivity.

Charles, Miquel, Quixin, anyone else have ideas?

You have my sympathy,
Eric
Thank you for your response and your attempt to find a solution.  I will just wait the 5 days.  Thank you!

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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2006, 01:17:35 AM »
I only wish I had a better answer for you  

Good luck

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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2006, 01:32:03 AM »
And that is why you always have a backup e-mail, and in this case, an e-mail you can access without PasswordMaker.
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2006, 08:36:37 PM »
Quote from: Eric H. Jung
Hi mhargr,

I've thought about this problem for a while and cannot think of a solution, short of trying all the possible variations of the settings you might have used. That could take quite a while (more than 5 days?) depending on what settings you remember. I think it might be best to wait for the 5 days of inactivity.

Charles, Miquel, Quixin, anyone else have ideas?
The only question that comes to mind is an obvious one - are you *certain* about the Master Password that you used/are using?

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You have my sympathy,
Eric
Ditto - I did that more than once when I first started using PWM...

On a side note - Eric, is there a way to have the forum automatyically email me when NEW topics are created? I hadn't had any emails the last few days, and just thought the forums were quiet - went to check today, and lo and behold, there have been a number of posts...

I'm already set to be notified when anyone posts in topics I create or reply to, but it would be nice to be notified of any new topics as well...

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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2006, 09:07:31 PM »
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The only question that comes to mind is an obvious one - are you *certain* about the Master Password that you used/are using?
Yes...and I even tried variations and my user name as well, in case that was it.  I also tried opening it while on a different website in case i had accidentally copied it while on passwordmaker.org for example and pasted it into Gmail.  Very weird.  Oh well, my sentence is up tomorrow.  Thanks again for the attempts to help!

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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2006, 09:31:25 PM »
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On a side note - Eric, is there a way to have the forum automatyically email me when NEW topics are created?
Go to the forum (e.g., http://forums.passwordmaker.org/index.php?showforum=4) then click Forum Options->Subscribe to this forum. Forum Options in is in the upper-right. Select immediate /notification. This is supposed to send you an email even when you have an active session on the forums. An active session lasts 20-30 minutes since your last HTTP request to the forums. However be warned: there are many times when I'm still not emailed of new topics even though I've selected immediate notification. This is the primary reason I wanted us to switch from http://invisionfree.com to our own hosted forums--because I need consistent, reliable email notification of each and every post/thread reply to these forums. It still isn't reliable, even though we're hosting the forums ourselves.

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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2006, 10:15:53 PM »
Quote from: Eric H. Jung
Go to the forum (e.g., http://forums.passwordmaker.org/index.php?showforum=4) then click Forum Options->Subscribe to this forum. Forum Options in is in the upper-right. Select immediate /notification. This is supposed to send you an email even when you have an active session on the forums. An active session lasts 20-30 minutes since your last HTTP request to the forums. However be warned: there are many times when I'm still not emailed of new topics even though I've selected immediate notification. This is the primary reason I wanted us to switch from http://invisionfree.com to our own hosted forums--because I need consistent, reliable email notification of each and every post/thread reply to these forums. It still isn't reliable, even though we're hosting the forums ourselves.
Hmm... I guess its not working right again, because I'm already subscribed to the Help and Support Forum, but I only get replies once I'v replied to a new topic...


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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2006, 11:35:27 PM »
I'll never commit to IPB again.

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« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2006, 10:57:54 AM »
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I'll never commit to IPB again.
With all the trouble with it, I don't blame you - but no worries, now that I know its not working right, I'll just make it a point to check in at least once or twice a day...

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« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2006, 10:57:54 AM »