Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Regional Municipality of Durham
When you forget your email password, its easier to open a new account?
In my humble experience with the Internet, I have found that in today's society, its easier for people to abandon their email account, and just open a new one, and forget to tell people about it.
People don't like challenges, they hate remembering passwords, etc. My good friend has changed email addresses like 6 times in the last 10 years, and when he does it, he forgets to notify people who regularly email him about the change, and one time this led me to being spammed because his abandoned email account was taken over by a hacker or spammer and was sending spam to everyone it received an email from, not just that but it would use our names as the sender sometimes, which was highly annoying.
I guess I'm different, I use the same email account for 15 years or more, never forgot my password, and the one time I did, I used the recovery questions and got back in. I dunno, the thought about having abandoned email accounts out there left unattended can pose a security risk, I remember one guy who I knew and emailed once in a while, unfortunately past away, his account was left dormant for many years, then one day out of the blue, I got an email from his email address, but, it wasn't him resurrected from the dead, it was a spammer who took over his account by hacking into it.
The same can be said for people who forget their social media account passwords, I have like 5 of the same friend on my friends list because she keeps either forgetting her password or getting locked out or so, eventually one of the dormant accounts started spamming out, go figure, so we had to unfriend it, hah
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