Up to past year I used an age-old freemailer account where most of my services were linked to, and from one day to another suddenly could not login anymore. Suspecting the account was either hacked or access got revoked by GMX (since I always disregarded promos), I contacted their support and they refused to restore it, unless I would provide all the infomations which got imparted with original registration. Of course I couldn't remember anymore what details I gave back in 1997 and so I simply unchained everything (like Paypal, VISA, Apple, Blizzard, etc.) from GMX and assigned it to another mailer.
Well, not everything, as for this action Steam demands you to have access to both mail accounts, old and new one. I didn't consider it as a biggie though, because I still own the login information and don't like to receive their newsletter anyway. Until yesterday, when I wanted to fire Fallout NV once again and was learned that Steam meanwhile established some security service, called Steam Guard, which requires to prove identy by sending an authentification code from your mail account.
To make a long story short, I now have to beg support for granting me access to my legally acquired property. If I learned something from this, it's that I never will purchase a product anymore linked to this company. Not that I used them voluntarily, but some games unfortuntaly require subsequently Steam registration, even purchased elsewhere.
< Message edited by Lützow -- 7/1/2011 8:35:42 PM >