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E. S. Fabian
2012-06-16 17:24:43 UTC
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My registered name on the OW Bugzilla is an old, long invalid email address.
How do I change it? There is a place to change email address, but it
requires access to both old and new email addresses.

I was able to post on Bugzilla with the invalid address...
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Christof Meerwald
2012-06-19 21:09:40 UTC
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Post by E. S. Fabian
My registered name on the OW Bugzilla is an old, long invalid email address.
How do I change it? There is a place to change email address, but it
requires access to both old and new email addresses.
Actually, I don't think you'll need access to the old email address.
It should be sufficient to confirm the new email address via the link
you are sent (have you done that part?) and wait for some time...


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E. S. Fabian
2012-06-19 23:03:40 UTC
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Christof Meerwald:

| On Sat, 16 Jun 2012 13:24:43 -0400, E. S. Fabian wrote:
|| My registered name on the OW Bugzilla is an old, long invalid email
|| address. How do I change it? There is a place to change email
|| address, but it requires access to both old and new email addresses.
|
| Actually, I don't think you'll need access to the old email address.
| It should be sufficient to confirm the new email address via the link
| you are sent (have you done that part?) and wait for some time...

Thanks for the response, Christof. However, it's now 3 days since I posted
my message, but nothing came to my new address so I could confirm it. I
suppose this is a bug in Bugzilla - you cannot change addresses after the
old one is no longer in service. Yet mail servers can go out of business
without notice, preventing verification through the old address.

I suppose I can just register using my new address as if I were a new
user...
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E. S. Fabian
2012-06-19 23:13:51 UTC
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E. S. Fabian:

| I suppose I can just register using my new address as if I were a new
| user...

I just tried to do that. Failed - my new address is listed as a user, but
cannot be used for login, only the old. Account Preferences displays that my
new address is "pending verification". At least I do get all messages
because I subscribed to OW Bugzilla as a newsgroup. But I must use an
invalid old email address to log in to post anything.
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Paul S. Person
2012-06-20 17:05:59 UTC
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On Tue, 19 Jun 2012 19:13:51 -0400, "E. S. Fabian"
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| I suppose I can just register using my new address as if I were a new
| user...
I just tried to do that. Failed - my new address is listed as a user, but
cannot be used for login, only the old. Account Preferences displays that my
new address is "pending verification". At least I do get all messages
because I subscribed to OW Bugzilla as a newsgroup. But I must use an
invalid old email address to log in to post anything.
If your email account allows you to create other addresses (as some
do, for use by families where each family member gets his or her own),
you could create a new one and then use it to create a new account.

Well, if your email server actually accepted the messages, of course.
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