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Message 1176097 - Posted: 6 Dec 2011, 16:09:56 UTC

Hi, i had a seti account 10 years ago and would like to start crunching some seti data again.
the email i used in the past, i do not have access to it anymore and for that matter, i do not know the password either.
is there anyway to transfer those credits from my old account to a new account?

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Message 1176098 - Posted: 6 Dec 2011, 16:13:51 UTC - in response to Message 1176097.

btw, this was my old account


User ID 67726
SETI@home member since 7 Dec 1999
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Total credit 71,887
Recent average credit 0.08
SETI@home classic workunits 6,737
SETI@home classic CPU time 44,014 hours
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Message 1176141 - Posted: 6 Dec 2011, 23:00:28 UTC - in response to Message 1176098.

Welcome back Dent.
Looks like you have already found how to transfer your SETI Classic credits over. BOINC credits are different from the Classic so you wont see them in your BOINC total. The only thing you can do is what you have already done to show your classic credits on your account page.
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Message 1176177 - Posted: 7 Dec 2011, 1:29:18 UTC
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It would seem that Dent has two Boinc accounts attached to different Classic accounts. The one he posted with is

User ID 9618221
SETI@home member since 7 Dec 1999
Country Canada
Total credit 0
Recent average credit 0.00
SETI@home classic workunits 21
SETI@home classic CPU time 452 hours

There is no way to merge these accounts.

To use the one with the larger numbers you need to know its email (it doesn't need to be active) and the BOINC password. It you can access the account on the Seti site you can change the email to an active one.

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Message 1176188 - Posted: 7 Dec 2011, 3:07:57 UTC - in response to Message 1176177.

It would seem that Dent has two Boinc accounts attached to different Classic accounts. The one he posted with is

User ID 9618221
SETI@home member since 7 Dec 1999
Country Canada
Total credit 0
Recent average credit 0.00
SETI@home classic workunits 21
SETI@home classic CPU time 452 hours

There is no way to merge these accounts.

To use the one with the larger numbers you need to know its email (it doesn't need to be active) and the BOINC password. It you can access the account on the Seti site you can change the email to an active one.

If there is a computer currently running BOINC on that account, OR you have the backup of same, OR you have the original activation email (these were sent for the first 2 or 3 years of S@H under BOINC) then you can use the authenticator that can be found in any of these situations as an alternative login.
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Message 1176324 - Posted: 7 Dec 2011, 19:08:10 UTC

Hello people.

I actually have the same question. I remember the address I was using (it is OLD) and the service provider doesn't even route email from that address, so I can't get my password to be sent to me...

Anyway to recover my old account ? There is probably not much there, it's just for the fun of having the same account as 10 (+?) years ago ! :)

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Message 1176783 - Posted: 9 Dec 2011, 15:24:51 UTC - in response to Message 1176324.
Last modified: 9 Dec 2011, 15:33:51 UTC

Hello people.

I actually have the same question. I remember the address I was using (it is OLD) and the service provider doesn't even route email from that address, so I can't get my password to be sent to me...

Anyway to recover my old account ? There is probably not much there, it's just for the fun of having the same account as 10 (+?) years ago ! :)


Since this account you used to post here is already connected to a Classic account you can't connect it to your older Classic account.

So:
1) Make new account (to do so you need to use different email address than any of your other 2 accounts)
2) Log-in that newest account
3) go to http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_classic_link.php
and paste the e-mail address of your 10+ years old account (no need of password)
(if your 10+ years old account is Classic account this will work)

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 1177455 - Posted: 12 Dec 2011, 13:55:01 UTC - in response to Message 1176783.

Well, it actually worked.

And now that someone posted me the step by step, I realized how "in my face" everything really was. Shame on me... ;-)

Thanks !

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Message 1178484 - Posted: 16 Dec 2011, 13:39:55 UTC - in response to Message 1177455.
Last modified: 16 Dec 2011, 13:44:35 UTC


And now you (maybe) want/need to "move" your Computers to that ~ year 2000 account?

1) Report the completed work by using [Update] button
2) [Remove] SETI@home project
3) Add (from Tools menu (?)) SETI@home project using the e-mail address of your ~ year 2000 account
("Yes, existing user")

Log-in (in the browser) in your ~ year 2000 account and post something here (so we can see you did it right)


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