I have had this SETI@home account since 2006 and I now want to change my email account in preferences,
although the program continues to say that "there is an account with that email address." I know this because I changed it, although the program keeps posting my old email address as default. wth? Can anyone help me please? I have a Mac Pro V. 10.6.8.
Log in to that email address, check for the email from Seti. It may be in your spam folder, check there as well. Click the link in that email, you'll arrive here at whichever other account you may have, which is registered to that email address.
Change its email address to something else, it may be bogus, a non-existing address. Save changes. Log out of that account, then go to http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/home.php to log back in, but this time add the information for the account you posted this thread with.
Now you can change the email address in that account to the one you just freed. No two accounts can use the same email address, it is the unique identifier. 27 million people can call themselves Batai, but only of of those will have the email address your account got registered with: you.
Ancient Astronaut Theorists suggest that in many ways, you can be considered an alien conspiracy!