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$%^&$&$&$%&$%&

So, apparently Steam has started this new thing where when you log in for the first time from a new computer, it sends an email to your email account with an access code that you're supposed to use.

Well, I just upgraded to Win 7 today (which Steam recognizes as a new computer). I put in username and password without a problem. Then I get the new computer pop up, and it asks me for a code, and says it sent an email with an access code.

But, when it sent the email, it sends it to my OLD email address, to which I no longer have access.

Ruh oh. This is a real kick in the mouth. I guess these days a username/password isn't good enough..

So I submitted a ticket to Steam Support, which I doubt I will hear back from until next week.. which sucks cause I'm off this weekend.. damn.

Here's to hoping I get my Steam account back and don't lose hundreds of dollars of games!

EDIT: This is pretty much just a rant.. but I just wanted to share this with folks who might have a similar issue with an old email address.. YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHANGE IT
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post #2 of 26
It's actually a good feature. Stop any old person getting access to your account by phishing or whatever.
post #3 of 26
Most MMOs and companies are starting to do this. Make sure your email is up to date. Problem Solved.
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post #4 of 26
But only old person's.
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So, you never noticed all the hype about steam guard (which was here on OCN, and also in the news section in steam), your "verification email" is dead (which, hmm, I wonder what "verification email" does?), and you're complaining? If you have an account that you've put hundreds of dollars in, why would you have a defunct email associated with it?
    
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post #6 of 26
I love the feature.
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post #7 of 26
If you really dislike this, you can disable it next time you get access.

In Steam settings -
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sounds ruffff
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post #9 of 26
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I knew well before I hit submit I'd get a bunch of

"LOL why is your email out of date" type responses.

I just did some engineering and was able to regain access to my old email address (by recreating it )

So I'm back in business.

And yes it's a nifty feature.. but I'm not worried about my account info for Steam being phished. What's the worst they could do with that account info?
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Hmm with this feature, cant u let your friend use your steam account? lol
    
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