Online email providers



  • I thought it was about time to rotate the passwords in a couple of junk email accounts I created years ago.

     

    <font size="3">Email provider #1</font>


     

    A badly formulated error message. Pretty minor, I know. But I love how somehow I got a doubled navigation bar.

     

    What I don't love are their password requirements:

    So I absolutely must type both an upper- and lower-case character, a digit and one of those non-alphanumeric characters. But I can't have a password over 20 characters.

    Also, not pictured: the type-your-own* security question has maxlength=30, which is rather short.

     

    <font size="3">Email provider #2</font>

    It looked like I had forgotten the password, so I asked for a recovery link to be sent my other email account which fortunately was still available.

    I follow the link, type my new password plus it's confirmation in the page that appears, and I get "Entered passwords do not match".

     

    No, I did not mistype. What I then notice as I try again is that the second input field has maxlength=16; unlike the first.

    So I merrily twicely typed away the password I wanted and pressed Enter without really looking at the input fields, so I didn't notice one the passwords was being truncated while the other wasn't.

    For the record, the login box doesn't have a limit on the password length.

     

    *Email provider #2 doesn't give you the option of typing your own security questions. You get to pick out of 9 questions. Including "what is your maternal grandmother's maiden name". I guess that's a safer questiona that asking for my mother's maiden name?

     

    Oh well, I guess I get what I paid for.



  • Ah, passwords. You'd think that after over 50 years using them, people would have figured them out.



  • How are ordinary people going to understand "digits [0-9]". Besides that, when literally interpreted, it means having 10 digits in your password.

    I've had a problem similar to the maxlength problem once, but it wasn't on a free site, but rather on the site of a major airline: they demanded that I change my name (which was a string, but apparently they didn't like two initials) but then had a restriction on the input field that made it illegal to edit. In HTML, of course.  Greasemonkey could disable it, if I remember properly. But well, it was the same airliner that had a maximum of 256 characters for "remarks" which were appended straight to a query...



  • hey here's a joke: hunter2 hunter2 hunter2 hahahaha it's a funny joke hunter2 hunter2 hunter2 hunter2 hunter lololol

    There, pre-empted that shit.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    hey here's a joke: hunter2 hunter2 hunter2 hahahaha it's a funny joke hunter2 hunter2 hunter2 hunter2 hunter lololol

    There, pre-empted that shit.

    Hey, that's a incrowd meme. You're not supposed to widespread it. That warms it up.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    hey here's a joke: ******* ******* ******* hahahaha it's a funny joke ******* ******* ******* ******* ****** lololol

    There, pre-empted that shit.


    You know, this is an adult forum. You are allowed to swear. Putting stars in there makes you sound like a 14 year old who just discovered the word "damn" on his wrestling forum.



  • What, as opposed to offline email providers?



  • Holy crap there's still public email providers besides Gmail, Yahoo and MSN?



  • @TGV said:

    How are ordinary people going to understand "digits [0-9]". Besides that, when literally interpreted, it means having 10 digits in your password.

    You're over (and incorrectly) thinking things here. Not like an ordinary person at all.



  • @boomzilla said:

    You're over (and incorrectly) thinking things here. Not like an ordinary person at all.

    Alternate phrasing: ordinary people are significantly smarter than TGV.



  • @MiffTheFox said:

    Holy crap there's still public email providers besides Gmail, Yahoo and MSN?

    My dad uses Juno... oddly enough, so does one of my brothers - and he's in COLLEGE!



  • @ekolis said:

    @MiffTheFox said:
    Holy crap there's still public email providers besides Gmail, Yahoo and MSN?

    My dad uses Juno... oddly enough, so does one of my brothers - and he's in COLLEGE!

    i says, is our children learn?




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