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Old 09-03-2014, 05:04 AM   #3391
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If we're ever in MA I'll be sure to let him know!
Yeah. What Andy said. We own the roads that OUR taxes pay for so dearly. Just look at the Big Dig!
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Old 09-03-2014, 08:13 AM   #3392
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I'm having an awful afternoon!

This morning I made a change to my pc that required me to sign into all of my accounts. The only two accounts that I do not have passwords for are FB and email. I have been going around in circles with Microsoft trying to recover my email account and I think it is just about hopeless. I saw a glimmer of hope when I found a telephone number on the internet for microsoft customer service 800-642-7676. I called and a young man gave me another number to call 866-612-4220 for a company called Omni. It started sounding like a scam or a sales pitch so I bowed out before giving them too much information.

Do any of you have a clue on how I can get to a genuine Microsoft employee that can help me with my problem?
Is your email account with Microsoft? Usually it's with your Internet service provider.

Also, a tip: Set a restore point before you make a big change.
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:41 AM   #3393
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Also, a tip: Set a restore point before you make a big change.

Very good tip GG. Due to problems I've had in the past, I have a notebook that lists every account I have and the password.
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:54 AM   #3394
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Very good tip GG. Due to problems I've had in the past, I have a notebook that lists every account I have and the password.
I've been using this for years: World?s Best Password Manager l RoboForm

Especially when I was working, I had tons of passwords. Still do. I wouldn't have wanted to carry around a notebook listing them all - that would have been a terrible security risk. Keys to the school's server, you know
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Old 09-04-2014, 02:43 PM   #3395
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I use Password Safe. Same idea as RoboForm, but free. I can sync it to Google Drive, Dropbox, or something whose name I can't remember. It works with Windows. It also works with Mac and Linux in the java version. It works with Android. I think it works with Apple devices, but I'm not sure. I can also put it on a USB stick and run it on computers that don't have the software.
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Old 09-04-2014, 05:04 PM   #3396
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I finally made a complete list of all of my login id's, passwords etc...

I put a copy in my things you need to know when I croak folder.
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Old 09-04-2014, 05:17 PM   #3397
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I finally made a complete list of all of my login id's, passwords etc...

I put a copy in my things you need to know when I croak folder.

I also have a paper password list, figured I'd tell DH about it while I'm croaking.

I can't find my little red appointment book that has the airline frequent flier numbers, have torn the house apart a few times.
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Old 09-04-2014, 05:24 PM   #3398
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I also have a paper password list, figured I'd tell DH about it while I'm croaking.

I can't find my little red appointment book that has the airline frequent flier numbers, have torn the house apart a few times.
The sad part is that it will take my family weeks to find the folder so all of the information is completely safe!

I love them but they ain't too bright!
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:51 PM   #3399
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Call me silly, but I use the same password or one variant for everything. No one has access to my computer, so I've had no problems. Occasionally I've had to ask them to email me my password, but it has never been a problem.
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I use Lastpass, it generates passwords that I'd never be able to remember. Hopefully I never forget my Lastpass password...
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