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Old Oct 8 2005, 06:29 PM   #1
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I don't know how true this is, but it was posted somewhere I trust:

I just found out that your inviter can easily take your gmail account of you!

When that person gives you a link which is the invite they sign up and your email address is automatically entered as the secondry address. Then when they sign up you log out of gmail and do the following:

1. Click forgot password
2. Enter the email of that person who signed up under your invite
3. Enter the word in the picture
4. Then type any word in the secret answer box.
5. Click reset using secondry email.
6. Log back into your account

Then you will have a link to change their password.

Now this is just a warning for people who use their gmail account for important things, change your secondry email address ASAP.
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Old Oct 8 2005, 07:05 PM   #2
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Interesting... I've never sent anyone an invite, at least, so I should be safe.



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Old Oct 8 2005, 07:13 PM   #3
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The problem is whomever invited you to join gmail hijacking your account, not anyone you have invited.
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Old Oct 8 2005, 10:06 PM   #4
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Thanks Cheryl, I assume you can do this with other things as well
I trust Crispy not to hack me
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Old Oct 9 2005, 05:47 AM   #5
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You wanna test, Cheryl? I still have 99 Gmail accounts left and have only invited myself (nice storage area's, those 2 GBs muhahahah; my son discovered a hack in which the account will present itself as a virtual harddrive in your desktop explorer)
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Old Oct 9 2005, 06:31 AM   #6
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scuse my total ignorance (again) but what is Gmail?
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Old Oct 9 2005, 10:56 AM   #7
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Google email account - huge space available.

If you would like one, just PM me
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Old Oct 9 2005, 11:52 AM   #8
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Huge meaning 2 Gigabytes! You never have to clean mailboxes again

Plus, since it is still beta, you can usually have any name you chose
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Old Oct 9 2005, 05:45 PM   #9
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This got me concerned, so I tried to check my account, can't find any secondary address listed there?
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Old Oct 10 2005, 03:17 AM   #10
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Can't remember who gave you yours, Anneli, but if you want one from someone whom you can trust just shout
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Old Oct 10 2005, 05:18 PM   #11
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I have had a G-Mail account for quite some time,,, one of the early ones and they only let me invite 5 per month... I have never had this problem and you have to set up a secondary account... So I don't give much credit to the report.
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Old Oct 11 2005, 03:40 AM   #12
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Set up a secondary account?

The only one I invited was myself So I still got the 99 invites left
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