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My University email account is finally being shut off and this was used as my account Email for registration/password recovery. I tried changing email to my normally used personal Gmail account but that isn't allowed is there a list of the banned free email companies?
My work email is not option.
 
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The list of "banned free email" is simple. All of them. None of the free email addresses are accepted for registration.

However, once you are registered, you will not be un-registered if your original email address is discontinued.

Greatly misunderstood, but I'll try to clarify. You have are two email "slots" at SIGforum.
  1. Your registration email address. Free email services, like gmail, yahoo, hotmail, etc. are not acceptable. This address is used for registration, and also for automatic notices if you check "Notify" when you post something.

  2. The email address that you can optionally put in your viewable profile. This can be any email address. It can be the same as the registration address, or it can be a free service like gmail, yahoo, hotmail, or whatever. This is the address that logged-in SIGforum members can see if they look at your profile, so it's the place to look when one member wants to communicate with another.



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Posts: 19131 | Location: Central Florida (near Orlando) | Registered: January 03, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My issue is I always forget my password between my device switches and when my edu email is shut off. I wouldn't be able to recover my password.
 
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woods62,

Do you have a paid internet service at home? I use Comcast and get a free email account from them. My solution was to register with my Comcast account, and then adjust my Comcast settings so that all emails are automatically forwarded to my GMail.

It's never failed me.


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I'm out rural and use TMobile cell for all internet's. And I work for a large company and would prefer to keep gun activities off my work email.
 
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I'm out rural and use TMobile cell for all internet's. And I work for a large company and would prefer to keep gun activities off my work email.
You're already registered, so you can put any email address that you want, in your public profile -- I see that you have one in there, and it's fine. This is the address that logged-in SIGforum members can see, and can use to communicate with you.

As far as the university address that is being discontinued, the only thing that you will lose when this address dies, is automatic notifications when you opt to follow a forum thread.

As a general rule, the management here does not like to change the registered email address unless there is a really compelling reason to do so. In any event, it appears that you do not have a paid address to use for it.

If you do want a paid address, gmail offers that option. You can get your own domain name through any number of sources, and these will satisfy the forum rule. Example, for twelve bucks a year, you could register something like "woods62.net" or "woods62.com" or whatever, through gmail. Then, your paid address might be something like "woodsGuy@woods62.net."



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Posts: 19131 | Location: Central Florida (near Orlando) | Registered: January 03, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Why not try your cell phone?

use

[insert 10-digit number]@tmomail.net

see if that works.
This was how dispatch used to page out our swat team. they just mass email our cellphones and it shows up as a text

It will text you the reset link maybe?
you're also going to get texts when a notification comes in, so maybe not do this.



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