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PostPoints tips: Don't let old e-mail addresses linger

When you log into the same sites often enough, you can forget which e-mail account you used when you first created an account at each company or service. That may not seem like a problem, but it will be one if you ever forget your password after switching Internet providers or e-mail services. So the next time you're paying your bills, checking bank balances and signing into one social network or another, make sure each site has your current address. Don't forget such less-obvious items as the tax-prep site you haven't used since last April or the insurance accounts you only pay twice a year. And remember that while you can use a more-or-less permanent Web-mail address for many of these sites, that Web-mail service's password-recovery routine will usually require a separate e-mail address at which you can be reached.

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 16, 2010; 9:09 AM ET
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