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Regaining my account if I sign into SE using Google

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I would like to "regain" my Physics.SE account, which I assume means make a new account here and link it up with my Physics.SE account so that stuff can be imported. I sign into SE using Google.

However, when I try to do the "regain account" it *seems* to be asking me to enter my Gmail password into a form that clearly isn't originating from a Google server. That can't be right, can it? In any case there's no way on Hell or Earth that I would do such a thing, even if it was over an https connection, which it isn't.

Is there a way to link my accont here to my SE one without giving you the password to my primary email account?

asked Apr 4, 2014 in Support by Nathaniel [ no revision ]
recategorized Apr 4, 2014 by Dilaton

Hi Nathaniel welcome to PhysicsOverflow, nice to see you !

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As PhysicsOverflow is not part of the Stack Exchange network, it is not possible to diractly link accounts here to accounts on SE sites. However members  who would like some, a whole bunch, or all of their for PhysicsOverflow on topic SE posts (questions and answers) to be imported, can request this on the Import votes thread, which is accessible from a link in the top menu bar.

Users who have problems with regaining their SE or TP.SE accounts and/or are worried about giving their password away, are adviced to report this to

admin@physicsoverflow.org

We will then reset the already existing account for you and send you the new login data (user name, email, and a newly created password) per mail. The password (and email) can afterwards be changed under "My Account" at the top of the page.

answered Apr 4, 2014 by Dilaton (4,295 points) [ revision history ]
edited Apr 4, 2014 by Dilaton

Thanks, I'll do that. It might be worth making a note of this on the regain account page itself.

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