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post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by 98uk;13147505 
It's actually a good feature. Stop any old person getting access to your account by phishing or whatever.

But I just phished your email and password, used the code before you could see the email and deleted it.
    
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post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by archangelabove;13147589 
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"LOL why is your email out of date" type responses.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 biggrin.gif)

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?

Well a hijacker could get you VAC banned on some of your favourite multiplayer games...that is from what I know irreversible.
post #13 of 26
daft question, but why can't you access your old email address?
post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by omega17;13147786 
daft question, but why can't you access your old email address?

People forget stuff

I've lost countless email addresses when I just forgot the passwords, and in some cases, the address itself.
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post #15 of 26
Sorry I just assumed that when he said upgraded to Win7 today and couldn't access his old email account, that it meant it was the account on the old OS, not a really really old account that hasn't been accesed for ages redface.gif
post #16 of 26
OP ~ I feel your pain. Same thing happened to me a few days earlier. I hadn't been on steam for around 3 months. I tried to log-on on a 'new' (but rather craptastic) computer, and boom - it asks for the code. Only problem is, I gave my 'spam' email account when first starting with steam. Because I got the account when steam was relatively new, and I didn't want to risk anything. Since that time, yahoo has deleted my Spam account - which accumulated over 20k unread spam emails. I have acccessed that email account in years.

So you can imagine my absolute disgust when Steam - out of the blue for me- asks for some code for my account worth over US$1000 (I paid a fraction of that ~ bought all games on sale).
I have been writing to-and-from steam support. I am pretty pissed off right now, considering they just forced this onto everyone.

They asked me for my credit card details, and I sent them a pretty 'full-on' email, so they just dropped to billing address. I hope I can sort this out sooner rather than later
post #17 of 26
Glad I don't have any steam games, I reinstall Windows about 4 to 6 times a year.
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post #18 of 26
Yeah. My brother had the same issue. The code that Valve sent over email did not work. Luckily his laptop was "authorized" and I resent the email. The 2nd code works.

This is really a pain.
post #19 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by archangelabove;13147589 
What's the worst they could do with that account info?
Hijack your account, cheat on your games and get you VAC banned. (Permenant ban from all VAC treated steam gaming servers, (90%))

Change your password and sell the account.

Give away any gift copies tied to the account.

And ..type rude messages to friends?


Anyway, to disable..
Open steam and click the Steam drop down menu.

Steam>Settings>Account> 'Manage Steam Guard Account Security'> Untick the box>Next>OK
Edited by Reflux - 4/16/11 at 5:15am
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post #20 of 26
I like it. It may be a bit annoying when Steam can't tell the in-game browser on Boot to the Head from Firefox on Boot to the Head from the in-app store window on Boot to the Head, but it does make the account more secure.
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