Please Don't Laugh (LOL)

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  1. Rainbow Pride profile image60
    Rainbow Prideposted 14 years ago

    Okay, so I need some advice. How do you remember your email address? LOL
    I disappeared because I could not remember my email address and I JUST recently happened to run into someone who had it written down. Anyway, I'm horrible at remembering things, even if I write them down. I lose EVERYTHING, LOL. Any tips on how to remember your own email address/password? Any ideas on, if I do write them down, where to store them so I don't lose them?

    1. Friendlyword profile image60
      Friendlywordposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      If you got kids pick one of their names.

    2. Origin profile image60
      Originposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Send the email/password to your MAIN email account. smile

    3. warrioRR profile image60
      warrioRRposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Well I write my emails and password in my mobile fone on in my personal diary to keep them save and remember. lol

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    Website Examinerposted 14 years ago

    You simply need a password manager. This is a program, which runs on your computer like any other. You set a master password, then the program will encrypt all your other passwords and information, so that it will only be accessible to you.

    One such free program is KeyPass Password Safe, available as a portable program from Portable means you can run it from a USB stick, if you want.

  3. leeberttea profile image56
    leebertteaposted 14 years ago

    LOL! (sorry couldn't help myself!)

  4. Pearldiver profile image67
    Pearldiverposted 14 years ago

    I have my most important password tattoed on my forehead, spelt backwards and covered up by my hair. I think that it looks great, and people think I'm brave from the pain and smart becoz others can't read it smile

    When I need to remember my password... I just look in the mirror and there it is.. spelt the right way!! lol

    Clever huh? roll

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 14 years ago

      As soon as you make a new email address, or username/password, copy it into a text editor like Notepad and click save. Even better have one file to store the lot.

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        Home Girlposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        A computer can crash and they do, they can even go out in smoke (my son's once did). You can do it old fashioned way - write it down in a special notebook just for that purpose, and hide it in a drawer. Just do not carry it around - you do not want to lose it. A burglar is not going to steal your old worn notebooks. He'll go for a laptop or flat -TV, or DVD-games or your diamond bracelet if you have one (I don't).

    2. readytoescape profile image59
      readytoescapeposted 14 years ago

      Email Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter and order a Remembral.

      Or keep a Notebook by your computer and write down all your account information and password clues and/or keep an electronic record of all the info in a document on your hard drive

    3. Rafini profile image81
      Rafiniposted 14 years ago

      I have more than 1 email address and whenever I sign up for something new, I send my login & password in an email to all my email accounts. 

      Another suggestion - add it to your cellphone.  (suggestion courtesy of the College I go to - it was suggested to me to add my 7 digit student id # under the name STUD)

    4. Lisa HW profile image63
      Lisa HWposted 14 years ago

      I have a bunch of e.mail addresses.  All but one are some version of my name or initials, so they're easy to remember.  One is a nonsensical word I use all over the Internet when a non-name kind of screen name is used.

      With passwords, I do things like use a long-lost, elementary-school, friend's phone number or birthday.  Then I have things like a memorable cleaning product or car (or anything) and use initials of those if necessary.

      Then I keep it in a plain, old, text file with a title like, "HubPages SignIn" (or Lisa Yahoo E.mail).  I'll include the sign-in name (which is public anyway), the e.mail associated with it (in a case like HubPages), and then write the password in "code" (like "third-grade friend's mother's phone number with the usual veh).  (Using "veh" for a standard type of vehicle I use.)  (By the way, cleaning products or cars aren't what I use.  They're examples.  I use less well commonly thought of products that are "big" in my life.)

      In other words, I have a system and a certain mix of numbers and letters not associated with me anywhere, but that are either easy to remember or else something I can write "in code" in a handy place.  If anyone ever manages to "suck all the information out of my computer" they aren't going to get any passwords that way.\

      I may use a code (in that text file or on paper somewhere) like "first two, FS fav lun" ("first two letters of first son's favorite lunch")  Even without writing them down, if you have a system/formula for creating passwords it can help them be more memorable anyway.  One elementary-school best friend can provide any number of numbers (house number, phone number, birthday, number of Barbie dolls, etc.),colors (hair, house, mother's car, etc.), or favorites (lunch, candy, toy, whatever).  Then there's always that friend's family members.  smile  (My dead aunt's dead husband has been factored into my passwords more than anyone in the family would ever imagine.  lol  )

      I've had too many computers die to trust only one file on one computer, by the way.  When it comes to "more complicated technology" than basic text files, I'm pretty much too "technology-paranoid" to trust that it will always be 100% secure.

    5. Nell Rose profile image89
      Nell Roseposted 14 years ago

      Hi, I write everything down in a notebook, but also add e-mail address to a calender on your wall in the room that you use your pc. Anybody else will just think you are using a calender for the date, so they won't be interested. just write in above the days! that's what I do.

    6. Appletreedeals profile image65
      Appletreedealsposted 14 years ago

      in the spirit of fellowship I will be glad to help solve your problem.

      Just email me all your passwords and personal info. My system will automatically save your email address, and I will securely store your passwords.

      then you can just email me, (oops, forgot about your memory prob), and I will tell you who you are.


    7. earnestshub profile image82
      earnestshubposted 14 years ago

      robotform is free and does it all for you. remembers your password and puts it in for you.

      Get it here. It is secure as well by the way! smile

    8. profile image0
      khmohsinposted 14 years ago

      Memorizing anything is not difficult, you must play games which involves memory tricks and brain storming.
      memorizing is process which invokes your few brain functions causing stress on memory cells, If you can not even remember your email id's then you should try resemblance techniques, which means if your sons' name is John, then your email should contain john, also your password should contain john, just like that.

      More you'll think, more your power will increase, as brain is muscle and you have to make it strong enough so that you can memorize at-least such informations.

    9. LeanMan profile image77
      LeanManposted 14 years ago

      I have a couple of accounts that I have had for many years, all my "new" accounts I send emails from to my old account so that I can always find them..

      Depending on what the account is for I just have a handful of password, so all of my accounts that I use for bookmarking and so on I have one password but it is different from my "personal" email.

    10. tobey100 profile image60
      tobey100posted 14 years ago

      Whisper your email address in your dog or cat's ear.  No, they're not going to remember it for you're always gonna remember doing it 'cause it's so stupid and you're always going to remember what you told them.  Sounds goofy but it works.

    11. Anesidora profile image62
      Anesidoraposted 14 years ago

      I keep a notebook on my desk. The last couple of pages are for login id's and passwords. Everytime I make a new one I add it to the list or else I'd be screwed.

      We missed you! Glad yer back!

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      ralwusposted 14 years ago

      mine are conveniently tattooed under my scrotum.

      1. tobey100 profile image60
        tobey100posted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Oh My God!!!  lol lol lol

    13. Ivorwen profile image65
      Ivorwenposted 14 years ago

      I write my info on 3x5 cards and file them in alphabetical order.  When I need to log into a site, all of the info is there on the card.  When I change pass words, it is easy to cross one off and write a new one on.  I can throw out a card no longer in use, or replace it when it becomes too messy.  It also makes things available for family, ICE.

    14. eltravose profile image59
      eltravoseposted 14 years ago

      Use your names as your email, thats hard to forget


    15. tobey100 profile image60
      tobey100posted 14 years ago

      Tell ya what.  If you'll tell me all your passwords and login ids, bank account numbers and credit card numbers, I'll keep track of them for you.  How's that?

    16. CarpetDiem profile image70
      CarpetDiemposted 14 years ago

      It depends on whether you are talking about your email ADDRESS or your password. Your address should be easy to remember, your password should be hard... or at least hard to guess.
      That said, one idea for a password that is easy to remember but almost impossible to guess would be your street spelled backwards plus your birth year...

    17. Joni Douglas profile image80
      Joni Douglasposted 14 years ago

      Use a Rolodex.  That way they are easy to find. You can list email addresses, passwords used, account numbers or whatever.


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