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#42481 - 11/02/16 06:13 PM Mac OS X System details
Rob McNaughton Offline


Registered: 04/29/13
Loc: Canterbury, New Zealand
Good afternoon,

I appear to be stuck between a rock and a hard place over my Apple ID and my Apple ID password.

In early July I changed (Internet Service) providers without registering with Apple my change in email address. My prior ISP cut me off with no emails coming to me after 11 July.

So I cannot access my Apple ID to register the change - they will only send emails to my old email address (which no longer exists) .. and of course I cannot upgrade to the newer OS.

Any ideas, anyone?


Edited by Rob McNaughton (11/02/16 06:33 PM)

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#42486 - 11/03/16 03:31 AM Re: Mac OS X System details [Re: Rob McNaughton]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Phone Apple?
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#42609 - 11/07/16 11:06 AM Re: Mac OS X System details [Re: jchuzi]
Rob McNaughton Offline


Registered: 04/29/13
Loc: Canterbury, New Zealand
I run a OS X Yosemite (10.10.5) platform on 21 1/2" (late 2012 model), with the processor 2.7gHz Intel iCore i5, the 8GB 1600mHz DDR3 iMac, if this is of any help.

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#42611 - 11/07/16 12:04 PM Re: Mac OS X System details [Re: Rob McNaughton]
joemikeb Offline

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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Follow these instructions to change the email address used as your Apple ID
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#42623 - 11/08/16 06:59 AM Re: Mac OS X System details [Re: Rob McNaughton]
Virtual1 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
That's why they have questions they can ask you (online or over the phone) to reset your password. If you never set up questions, this might complicate things.

Also, MANY internet providers offer email-only service, for $10-15/moth. I've used this a couple times when changing ISPs. Kept my email going for a month or two after I switched, until everyone I knew was using the new address.

This was a BIG thing for AOL as people went to broadband, I know people that to this day still pay ($5/mo?) to keep their AOL email address.
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#42733 - 11/11/16 05:47 PM Re: Mac OS X System details [Re: Virtual1]
tacit Offline


Registered: 08/03/09
Loc: Portland, Oregon, USA
Originally Posted By: Virtual1
This was a BIG thing for AOL as people went to broadband, I know people that to this day still pay ($5/mo?) to keep their AOL email address.


I got my AOL email address in 1992, and I still use it. AOL doesn't charge me for it; I have kept it for free.
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#46296 - 09/14/17 12:49 AM Re: Mac OS X System details [Re: jchuzi]
Rob McNaughton Offline


Registered: 04/29/13
Loc: Canterbury, New Zealand
Not an option I am afraid ...

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#46305 - 09/14/17 10:08 AM Re: Mac OS X System details [Re: Rob McNaughton]
joemikeb Offline

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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
What happened when you tried to follow Apple's instructions for changing the email associated with your account?
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