Yep, it’s Thursday, but there are no doors here so head over to Norm’s place and get your door fix. The nice folks over there will amaze you with their array.
You see, I had to deal with a _______ (insert your word of choice). I had one that was perfect, but it didn’t go with my normally G rated site so I settled for debacle. 🙂
Tuesday afternoon I attempted to log into an email account – click the name of the email account, click the saved password, and on to reading emails. Only that day it didn’t work. I tried repeatedly (envision locked out), I googled possible solutions, tried numerous suggestions, but nothing worked.
Now, I’m into Tuesday night and start to stress out about how many accounts I have attached to this 20+ year-old email address. I found 51 accounts using that email for access from everything like Amazon, the library, to Medical Insurance.
I could put you to sleep with what I did trying to get into some of these accounts to change the email. Remember – when you attempt to change the email, they send the verification or the offer of help to the original email which you cannot open. Talk about ridiculous and frustrating, but that is how the system works.
The bottom line –
Set up a recovery phone number or email address
This account was set up long before these options were available and it was attached to another account, but I should have know better. I should have figured out how to add the recovery phone number and email address.
On Wednesday, I had an opportunity to spend three hours on chat and phone calls, but finally it is open, and it has a recovery number and email. I dealt with five different people, and the last one was the winner. Thank you, Camile.
Learn from my debacle, take some time and make sure you have a recovery phone number and another email for your accounts. Don’t know how to do it? Check your settings or personal info on the account, or Google it. Your blood pressure will thank you. 🙂