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Forum profile e-mail address changed to something I don't own?

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#1 lustigson

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 12:02



I hadn't received any forum thread updates for weeks (maybe even months), so I thought I'd check my e-mail settings. And it appears that there was an e-mail address with my account that I don't own: postmaster@autosport.co.uk


Needless to say, I changed it (back) to my own address, and subsequently changed my password, but since it does feel a bit odd, I thought I'd let you know.




#2 Vitesse2

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 13:32

This is actually something that shouldn't happen. In two ways.


Firstly, any email change ought to be flagged up on the admin dashboard, as it should be 'pending admin approval' - for various reasons which I won't go into. There was no notification of your email change either!


Secondly - you're not the only one. I'd spotted it on another account a week or so ago, but never got round to investigating it. It turns out there are about 120 accounts on which this has happened. Many of those accounts are dormant and/or banned, but there are a number of other active members affected.


We'll try to get to the bottom of this ...

#3 lustigson

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 13:59

Thanks for the reply. Best of luck with finding out what happened. If you need anything, let me know.

#4 Eastern

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 12:39

I have been unable to change the "postmaster" email address. I am stuck.