@Gargron What to do when I forget which e-mail address I used to signup with an account?

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@xvilo I intend to make the forgotten password feature work with usernames as well as e-mails

@Gargron Would love to be able to just login with username!

@Gargron @xvilo you should make it so that we log into mastodon with a phone number. it would stop spam :)

@xeno @Gargron Who's going to pay for the SMS's costs (you probably need to verifiy phone numbers and send OTPs over). Nonetheless would be nice.

@Gargron

How does password recovery by username make sense? You send out an email to an email address the user doesn't know 🤔

In this case the user can also just search for the sign-up mail in his mailboxes and figure out the mail account that way.

@xvilo

@sheogorath @xvilo Maybe they have deleted the original e-mail? People do ring up a phone to find it when it's behind the couch...

@Gargron

I admit you have a point here 😅

Not everyone is archiving years of email correspondence like I do. Thanks for thinking outside of my box 👍🏻

@xvilo

@sheogorath @Gargron I would have received it somewhere, I have multiple accounts and some bot accounts are something like [mail-mail]+[botname]@gmail.com

@xvilo I agree that my answer was a bit brainless by assuming everyone would

1. Keep mails forever
2. Run a mail client that allows them to search for an email across all mail accounts

It seems there was some point in time where it became so normal for me, that I did no longer expect that anyone would not do this differently. Sorry for that 😅

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