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  1. profile image49
    sodidweposted 15 years ago

    When I register for hubpages, why do I have to input my email password? It appears fishy. Nobody, in any occasion, or for any reason should ask one's email password.

    I think I need an explanation. Anyone?

    Thank you.

    1. darkside profile image70
      darksideposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      I don't recall being asked for my email password.

      They require a password. One of your choosing, so you can log into your HubPages account. But not one you already use for your email address.

  2. relache profile image72
    relacheposted 15 years ago

    why are you using the same password for hubpages as for your email?

    That's your own doing, not HubPages....

  3. profile image49
    sodidweposted 15 years ago

    who told you that I use the same password for both hub and my email?

  4. Misha profile image62
    Mishaposted 15 years ago

    This is the only explanation a sane person can come up with after reading your post big_smile

    1. relache profile image72
      relacheposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      What Misha said.

  5. kpfingaz profile image68
    kpfingazposted 15 years ago

    You are quite right...nobody should ask one's email password.

    Hubpages doesn't ask you to do this... at least not the hubpages at

    Maybe you misinterpreted something.

    "Email and password" means your email and your desired password that you want to use to access the site NOT your email and email password...

    1. College politico profile image60
      College politicoposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Yea I'm pretty sure this was the problem. Kpfingaz hit the problem right on the head I think

  6. gamergirl profile image88
    gamergirlposted 15 years ago

    Welcome to teh intartuberwebbernets.

    It r fishy place.

  7. profile image0
    Iðunnposted 15 years ago

    I could be in for some seafood. :hmm:

  8. profile image0
    RFoxposted 15 years ago

    Here fishy, fishy, fishy......

  9. profile image0
    Hovalisposted 15 years ago

    Actually a friend of mine joined up on the weekend and got asked for her email password as well. She has a Hotmail account. She  put it in and it exported all of her email contacts in a list and you were given the option of sending them a email telling them about your new HubPages account. She just unticked them all. You're best be would be to send HubPages an email seeing if you can skip this step.

    Maybe it's a Hotmail thing? I didn't get that request when I signed up, but then I'm using an ISP addy, not a free online account.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image89
      Marisa Wrightposted 15 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I got that too - I have a Yahoo! account.

      1. alexadry profile image96
        alexadryposted 15 years agoin reply to this

        Same here, I just joined 5 days ago and was asked for my yahoo password so to have my list of contacts. I guess it is something new.

  10. elisabeth reid profile image68
    elisabeth reidposted 15 years ago

    I didn't get anything like that, either.  I had to supply a valid e-mail but that's not what I use to log in.  It never asked for my e-mail password and it never tried to import anything...I used a yahoo! e-mail but I don't know what difference that would make.

  11. gamergirl profile image88
    gamergirlposted 15 years ago

    Alright, I figured it out.

  12. Gojiberryjuice profile image60
    Gojiberryjuiceposted 15 years ago

    LOL - This is a funny post big_smile

  13. profile image0
    Iðunnposted 15 years ago

    oooh, gamergirl is GOOD.   nice work!

  14. gamergirl profile image88
    gamergirlposted 15 years ago

    Thank you, thank you!

    I'll be here all week!

  15. Rudra profile image70
    Rudraposted 15 years ago

    How do you change the password

  16. Mark Knowles profile image57
    Mark Knowlesposted 15 years ago

    That is only so hubpages can email your contact list, tell them you have signed up and ask them if they want to join. You do not have to take that option smile

  17. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
    pauldeedsposted 15 years ago

    It's about 6 months old, and the step can be skipped.  It is completely optional.

    If you signed up before this was available and missed out on the opportunity to email all your friends and contacts a HubPages invitation, you can still do it.  Some of the messaging on the page may be a little off though, since it was intended to only be used by new signups.


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