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Message 1176088 - Posted: 6 Dec 2011, 15:10:50 UTC

I have and old account, this one and by mistake I made another account useing a different e-mail address. Now that e-mail address is gone(account was cancelled) and I want to combine that account with this one. Can it be done, if yes, how?

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Message 1176127 - Posted: 6 Dec 2011, 21:48:33 UTC - in response to Message 1176088.

No accounts cannot be combined. This is to prevent nefarious users from stealing others accounts and adding the stolen accounts to their own.
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Message 1176187 - Posted: 7 Dec 2011, 3:04:11 UTC

If one of them was a classic account and one is a BOINC account, then yes, the Classic account can be associated with one BOINC account. If it is 2 BOINC accounts, then no.


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Message 1176245 - Posted: 7 Dec 2011, 10:59:34 UTC - in response to Message 1176088.

I have and old account, this one ...

To see is it possible:
1) Log-in your "other" newer account (using the e-mail address that "is gone")
2) go to
and paste the e-mail address of the "this one" old account

If you get some error message - copy it and paste here (if you want to ask us "Why").

You can change the email in any account you have access to.
But you don't need a working email - e.g. "email" of the form 999999@555.777 will work.
The "email" here is just your real username for this project.


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Message 1176264 - Posted: 7 Dec 2011, 12:45:53 UTC

Thank you very much, I am whole again. It's terrible being called a newbie, considering I have been around since the beginning. I lost interest a long time ago, but now I am back with a couple of faster computers and alot of free time to crunch.

Again thanks to BilBg........Val
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