email CANNOT be changed, LINK DON'T WORK

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  • #1173845

    geneticwolf
    Member

    email CANNOT be changed
    when trying to change email adress, I receive a link in my OLD email and when I click on the link, I got REDIRECTED on the login page. The link IS NOT WORKING.

    I have WAITED the LAST 6 MONTH for WordPress to fix the problem and since I AM NOT A PAID custommer I can’t contact them.
    This problem need to be resolved as my OLD EMAIL ADRESS IS NOT MONITORED ANYMORE.

    you can still reach me on my old email adress for now: (email redacted)
    I’ll come and see if anybody got a manual solution… Worpress really don’t care about non paying custommer.

    The blog I need help with is geneticwolf.wordpress.com.

    #1173912

    geneticwolf
    Member

    yeah well… my email got erased from old post…
    but I’m linked for notification so I guess I’ll receive your answer if I monitor my old email adress for a while…
    this is quite annoying.

    #1173933

    raincoaster
    Member

    All RIGHT I’ve FLAGGED this THREAD for STAFF attention.

    #1173935

    geneticwolf
    Member

    thanks…

    sorry if I was “a bit” annoyed… (after 6 month of patience)
    I’m glad this could be flagged that fast…

    #1173981

    macmanx
    Staff

    The confirmation URL is time-sensitive, so try changing it one more time. If the link doesn’t work when clicked, try copying and pasting it into your browser’s address bar.

    Also, I see that you’re using IE 8, which is a bit out of date. Are you able to upgrade to at least IE 9 (maybe even IE 10), or switch to Firefox or Chrome?

    http://whatbrowser.org/

    #1173991

    vbnetmatrix
    Member

    time sensitive : not the issue. unless it require to click the link inside 1 minute.

    IE8: nope, I’m using Opera 12.14 with Html5 setting ON. Problem is, when you open a link in Outlook 2007 (Email) it open it in Internet Explorer, no matter your prefered browser. and I happen to have Windows XP wich CANNOT be upgraded further to IE8, therefore it open the link in IE8.
    but whatever Browser I use, a CONFIRMATION LINK is a TEXT LINK and this SHOULD WORK in ANY Browser, since you do not have to analyze anything but the New userID code… wich mine look as follow:

    http://wordpress.com/?newuseremail=467d4___HIDDEN___0bb761238873a26

    I copied it in Opera Browser and it worked.

    conclusion: your programist should fix that flaw anyway…

    but thanks, issue fixed…

    #1173993

    geneticwolf
    Member

    confirmed… it work like that…

    #1173997

    geneticwolf
    Member

    I made another test, to ensure I don’t get bugged again in future (spam is forcing us to change email at least once in a while)

    and I also noticed the link don’t work if you are NOT LOGGED IN.

    Therefore, when I was connected with OPERA attempting to change email and Outlook was opening the link in IE8 browser, it couldn’t work because I was connected (cookie) with Opera, not with IE.

    I don’t think this behavior was intended.

    thanks Matrix for finding the cause

    #1174005

    macmanx
    Staff

    Ah yes, you’ll need to be logged in for the link to work. This is to prevent random folks from changing your email for you.

    #1174007

    geneticwolf
    Member

    don’t take it bad, but… I was wondering…

    if that folk can:

    1. Log in into my WordPress Account
    2. Select a Change Email,
    3. Log in into my email Account
    4. Get the ID Code.

    does it really matter that he is still logged when he activate the ChangeEmail Id Code ? because if he already got access to my WordPress Account AND my email account it doesn’t seem like a “big” security mesure to me.

    but thanks MacManx… didn’T meant to get carried out away in previous post, I was just tired this took so long to get fixed.

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