This is a serious issue that needs an answer directly from wordpress.com.
l opened a wordpress.com account just to compare the service with Blogger, which I already use. I used my gmail addresss with the account. l then decided though, at Ieast for the moment, to stay with Blogger.
lt is important for me to comment on my contacts' blog posts using my name, Blogger blog url and email address. I found then that with a wordpress blog, wordpress was asking me to comment with my wordpress profile, as that address was associated with the wordpress account.
That practice was questionable enough to me, but anyway, I imagined that if I changed the email associated with my wordpress account that I could free up
I changed the email address for this wordpress account to an aol address which I had opened expressly for the purpose.
To my disbelief, even though the gmail address is no longer associated with the wordpress account, I still get told that it is, and that I must comment with my wordpress profile.
I need wordpress.com to release this gmail address for me. It is totally unacceptable that they have taken control of an email address that is not theirs. It does, after all, belong to me.
At the least, this is unethical, and may be an illegal act.
I use this email address to comment on all of my blog contacts' posts. Am I now supposed to turn my online life upside down, and change things because wordpress.com won't let me use my own email account as I please?
I need action on this.
The blog I need help with is andrewgraemegouldphotojournal.wordpress.com.