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Message 1114778 - Posted: 8 Jun 2011, 19:47:09 UTC
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Hi i had an account called this MACLENNAN-PC then got a virus and re did my computer and forgot what i had called it and then changed it to this RobertMaclennan.

Now i have 2 separate boincs, can i merge them there the same email address and same i.p address, and if so how?

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Message 1114780 - Posted: 8 Jun 2011, 19:51:44 UTC - in response to Message 1114778.

simple answer. No, Merging accounts is not allowed.
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Message 1114829 - Posted: 8 Jun 2011, 22:19:56 UTC

It couldn't be the same Email address. Boinc projects use the Email as the account identifier so only one account is permitted per email address. Account merging is not allowed since that was one of the features of Seti Classic that was abused by cheaters to increase their score.
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Message 1115292 - Posted: 10 Jun 2011, 3:38:42 UTC - in response to Message 1114829.
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I think it's possible to use the "same" email for 2 different accounts
because the projects' servers think the CaSe of letters MaTTers in the email address.
(as opposite to email servers/sites which do not distinguish between abc@xyz333xyz.com and ABC@xyz333xyz.com)

E.g. these are considered the same when you send email but are different when you make an account here:
RobertMacLennan@xyz333xyz.com
robertmaclennan@xyz333xyz.com

Edit:
Sorry, not true (see later post) - if you try to make a new account (here, on this site) with the same email but using different casing you can't ("Can't create account" error message).
I didn't tested to make new account from the BOINC Manager.


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Message 1115294 - Posted: 10 Jun 2011, 3:43:51 UTC - in response to Message 1115292.


I think it's possible to use the "same" email for 2 different accounts
because the projects' servers think the CaSe of letters MaTTers in the email address.
(as opposite to email servers/sites which do not distinguish between abc@xyz333xyz.com and ABC@xyz333xyz.com)

E.g. these are considered the same when you send email but are different when you make an account here:
RobertMacLennan@xyz333xyz.com
robertmaclennan@xyz333xyz.com


Actually most forums and emails are not case sensitive. I've logged in here using full caps but had to drop that to complete my password
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Message 1115302 - Posted: 10 Jun 2011, 3:59:27 UTC - in response to Message 1115294.


You are right - I tried to make another account with the same email but using different casing
and the answer is "There's already an account with that email address."


Why I think that in previous years it was possible to make another account by mistake
if you supply in BOINC Manager (during attach to project) the "same" email (yours)
but using different casing?


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Message 1115699 - Posted: 11 Jun 2011, 0:32:17 UTC
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There was a bug with the login being case sensitive until a couple of years ago. I don't think it ever caused the problem of a second account being created with a different case.

Misspelling the address is a more common can of worm leading someone to create multiple accounts.
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