VSX Registration -- Unique E-mail Needed? Why?

American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:58

I've tried to register for VSX, but it won't let me use my astronomy e-mail, and asks for another (?!?)

I try to organize my life -- just a little -- by having two e-mail addresses; one for astronomy, and one for everything else.  I'm surely just whining here , but not only do I not have a different astronomy e-mail, but I really don't want one, either.

Given the incredible weath of detailed, accurate information accessed through the VSX site, I can appreciate the desire to protect the database, and can only guess at all the work involved -- its a terrific resource!  My knowledge of internet security must be both inadequate and naive -- I just can't see why a new e-mail address is needed.

Is there any way I can register with my existing e-mail address, or do I need to go out and establish a new one?

Clear skies,

Brad Vietje

Newbury, VT

Vereniging Voor Sterrenkunde, Werkgroep Veranderlijke Sterren (Belgium) (VVS)
Password reset

Hi Brad,

You are already registered with username B.P.Vietje.  An email to reset your password has been sent.