My «online life» has got a major overhaul these last few weeks. I’ve cleaned up … cancelled accounts I no longer use. In Gmail they don’t go away, like they do in MSN for example. In Yahoo they don’t go away really, either … they just become ‘dormant’ somehow.
Decided, at the same time, to change pass word. I’m ashamed to say that I’m one of those people who has had the same one for everything … it was also a real word! Booo! Now … I made up a nice mix of letters — both lower- and uppercase, numbers, special signs that only had meaning to ME.
I type just as much in my native tongue as I do in English and I easily switch between the two keyboards by hitting ALT + SHIFT. The thing was, when choosing a good password, that the special sign had to be in the same place on both keyboards, otherwise I’d go nuts! Take the ampersand for example … it’s not located in the same key in English as in my “native keyboard” … It’s number 7 on the English and 6 on the other.
Okay, I was all set and started the process. It went swimmingly until I got to outlook.com [I think it was]. There, it turned out my new password was too long?!
Now I’m all set except for our carriers page. That’s the weirdest part — you can’t change your own password online there, you have to call them up!