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Tumbler account lost

Last night, I was deleting cookies on my daughter's mac and (maybe coincidentally) now she can't access her Tumblr account. She can only view it as a follower. Any ideas on how to reinstate her to ...
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Find the IP from which a person tried to reset Gmail password

Yesterday I received 2 SMS from my Gmail account. Somebody tried to login to my account. He/she tried to use SMS to reset my password. Can anybody tell me how to find the IP from which the attacker ...
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How can I recover my Trello account if I've lost my Google account too?

I deleted my Google account that is associated with Trello and I can't recover my Trello account. I can't recover my Google account because I deleted it long time ago. There is a chance to recover my ...
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Lost email for Twitter

I have to reset the password for my Twitter, however I can't remember what email I used for it, I have the login details but the new password has been sent to the email I used to sign up. Any help?
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With Gmail's 2-step verification, what's the purpose of the “recovery email address”?

If I have a change in phone number, and the two-step stops working, is the recovery email address going to be all it takes to get back full access, or is that only going to be useful for a forgotten ...
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Recover Gmail password from iPhone or phone number? [duplicate]

My laptop has just died and I don't know my Gmail password. I do however have Gmail set up on my iPhone. Can I recover the password from this somehow? I was thinking either finding what the password ...
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Backup Chrome synced data (accounts/passwords)

Today I realized I lost 2+ years of web account/password data that was synced across all of my Chrome instances (iOS, Win7, total of 4 computers). My bookmarks were OK. It's happened to a few people ...
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Forgot Facebook Email and Password

I have an old Facebook account that I created, uploaded a couple of photos and simply ignored (i.e. no friends added). Now, I can't remember the email address associated with the account and I don't ...
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Is there a way of disabling Google's password recovery feature?

I have a YouTube channel which is under a different Google account to my normal one. I have a secure password with it, and an alternate e-mail address set up, but I thought I'd see how secure the ...
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What happens to a Facebook account when it is reported as compromised?

According to Facebook, If you believe your account has been compromised by another person or a virus, please click the "My Account Is Compromised" button below. We'll help you log back into your ...
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How can I recover my Gmail account when I remember the password, not the username?

I have a Gmail account that I haven't used in ages so I've forgotten the login name I used to sign up with. I've forgotten the recovery e-mail address setup on the account but I can remember my ...
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How to retrieve a stolen Yahoo account's password?

One of my friends just got hacked on her PC and her Yahoo account password was stolen. Now the hacker use her account under her name for bad reason. He may have change alternative email, security ...
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How can I delete a Yahoo account permanently, when I cannot access it?

I have an account of Yahoo mail. I forgot my password and also I forgot my security question and answer for recovery. It's so important for me to delete my account now because someone is abusing my ...
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How do I change my password on TV Tropes?

TV Tropes has an extremely odd form of login, and there seems to be no way to recover a lost password or to change an existing password.
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What do I do if I forgot my Gmail password? [duplicate]

Do I need to contact Google if I've forgotten my Gmail password?
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How can I reset a Hotmail password if I don't know the security question?

My sister recently changed her Hotmail password and she can't reset it, because the security question looks like this: The question was written long time ago in Greek and apparently Microsoft doesn't ...
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Unable to reset Skype password using Gmail “plus” address

I recently signed up for Skype, and unfortunately, have forgotten my password. I went to reset my password with their online form, where it asked for the email address I signed up with. When I signed ...
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My account on Facebook has been hacked - how do I recover it?

Someone is sending spam messages from my account in Facebook. How do I get back control of it?
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How to retrieve a forgotten Yahoo! Mail password

I have forgotten my Yahoo! Mail account password. What is the procedure to retrieve my password? Note that I'm not asking where the link is. I want to learn about the procedure (i.e. if they ask me ...

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