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Old 05-08-2019, 11:50 AM   #1
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What do these red x's mean, per attached pic?
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Old 05-08-2019, 12:02 PM   #2
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That's if you edit your password and should not affect changing email contact if you are talking about TSF.

But:

If you change passwords you will need to meet all the requirements....10 characters that must include both upper-case and lower-case characters as well as some numbers and symbols.

XpqRT457Zx$&

Might be too many characters....I lost count.....
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Minni; The TSF requirements are the standards that all your passwords should meet. The days of 1,2,3,4,5 and "Password" are behind us. Too many bad guys are trying to swoop in and create mischief.
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I realize that, and for sure today's times are terrible but my main question is:

If i wish to enter (register) my new email-address, can i simply enter my current-wimpy password in the area that states:
"enter your present password"
...and just ignore the Edit-area?
Because all these new password rules everywhere are driving me nuts.

And for security reasons, after I acknowledge your next responses, can this thread be deleted?

BTW, those red x's can be confusing. IMO exclamation-marks (or whatever) would have been less confusing. Maybe it's just me.
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Rather leave the thread for others edification. You can try just leaving the current PW and see what happens.
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OK, i entered the present password, ignored the complex stuff, and entered my new email address twice.

But then i could not click SAVE-CHANGES, since it remained grey.

So i can't get away it? I need to switch to a complex password?
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Yes you will need to enter a new password with the new requirements.
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This is where a password manager comes in handy.
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OK, thanks, i finally got activated, though no notification had come to my email box, so i wasn't able to login yesterday after changing my email+password. So i contacted the admin. with an SOS. It's weird but i didn't have that experience with another forum (Houzz) whereby i got eNotified immediately, and i'd changed email-addresses for both forums at about the same time yesterday, using the same email-address.

As long as it got resolved.
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I guess you saw how many Houzz accounts were compromised last year. That's why changing and modifying PWs is important. Anyway, glad the issue is resolved.
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I guess you saw how many Houzz accounts were compromised last year. That's why changing and modifying PWs is important. Anyway, glad the issue is resolved.
Wow, i wasn't aware of that. My password was probably compromised, but my occasional posts would have been of little interest to hackers.
BTW, i assume hacking is a separate issue than eNotification.
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P.S. On the topic of password manager, i was just reading up on it, and a PCmag survey stated:
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A bit under three-quarters of [survey-respondents] allowed the browser to remember passwords.

Note that that hasn't been my habit, as i've always chosen for sites not to remember my password, and which is why i'm annoyingly auto-logged-off prematurely at sites which don't offer enough time (including this one). I assume the terms "browser" and "site" are interchangeable for this context?
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