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I remember only username of my old user. How can i recover my password?

asked 29 Dec '11, 11:48

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edited 26 Mar '12, 12:42

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Harry Wood

Ask someone else to send a message to your username in OSM. That message will be forwarded to the e-mail address that you have registered with. You will receive the e-mail, and inspection of the headers will reveal which address it is.

If you are registered with an e-mail address that you are not using any more, then the password recovery process will not work even if you know the e-mail address, and you will have to contact the admins and work something out with them.

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answered 29 Dec '11, 11:51

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As you already noticed the regular process for recovering a lost password requires you to know the e-mail you used for registration: https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/forgot-password

While still having access to that e-mail the mail headers give a hint which address was used.

Without access to your e-mail you have to contact the admins under webmaster@openstreetmap.org

Send them as much details that give indication you're the real owner of the account as possible. For example if you still know the e-mail but don't have access give this data. Did you upload GPS traces and did not publicly share them? This is another knowledge that only the legitimate owner can have.

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answered 12 Mar '12, 11:51

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