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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Making Mail-to-Blogger "email address" Changes

Occasionally, we see real confusion, involving the email address.
I can login to Blogger - but I can only change my email address, or remove myself from the blog.
This is a blog owner who is logged in as a blog author, who now sees just two dashboard menu pages.
  • Posts
  • Settings

In many cases, this will be a blog owner who is trying to recover access to the blog, having forgotten the account name - or who is inadvertently using a second Blogger account. Running afoul of the Blogger / Google blind login, the would be owner has just managed to login - but sees a very empty dashboard.

And, the confusion may not end there.

Someone, logged in to the blog in question as an author, who has not published any posts under that account, will have an empty Posts menu.

As an author, the Settings menu will have an "Author options" menu, with 3 entries.
  • Posting using SMS/MMS
  • Posting using email
  • Permissions         Remove yourself from this blog


Not a lot of choices here, let's try changing the email address, maybe I can login again after that?


To someone panicking, because most of the dashboard is now missing, the "Posting using email" setting may look like an email address.
PublicAddress.secretWords @blogger.com
This looks vaguely like an email address - but an address with only one option.
"secretWords"
What happens next, I cannot say as a certainty - but once the "email address" has been "changed", who knows what additional confusion becomes possible? This may lead to the Blogger account edit mistake diagnosis. And, the beginning of the lament.
I can't login to publish posts - but someone else is posting spam!
Inadvertently enable posting by email, and who knows what horrors are possible?

Dude, hit me with a comment!