forgotten passwords
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"I forgot my nick password"

Before you panic about having forgotten your password, keep in mind that passwords are CaSe SeNsItIvE. This means that "STAR" is not the same as "star" or "StaR". Try all the combinations on your password first. You might not have forgotten your password after all. :)

Attaching an email address to your nickname will allow you to request for a password email to be sent for that nick. The syntax of this command is:

/nickserv sendpass [nick] [email address]

The email address that you specify must match the email address that we have on file for the nickname in question. The SENDPASS command will also be disabled if your MAILBLOCK option has been turned on.

If you are not able to solve a forgotten password problem on your own, you may request the assistance of an IRCop. Instructions on how to find an IRC Operator are available at http://docs.dal.net/docs/findoper.html or you can join #OperHelp



"I've forgotten my channel password"

Getting your channel password is very much like getting your nick password, so first of all, try the things mentioned above - particuarly the suggestions about case sensitive passwords.

Alternatively, try using the sendpass command for your channel, the syntax for this command is:

/chanserv sendpass #channel email

Information: The sendpass command allows the founder to have his channel password sent to the email address associated with the channel in the services database. Using that function, the founder may have their password sent to him incase of a lost/forgotten password. The foundernick for that channel must be identified before that command can be used.

Note: It is suggested that you set your email address to a permanent email address that will not change over time (not an email that came with your ISP, as you may change ISPs in the future). If your email is changed and you have lost your password, you will not be able to retrieve it.


If you are not able to solve a forgotten password problem on your own, you may request the assistance of an IRCop. Instructions on how to find an IRC Operator are available at http://docs.dal.net/docs/findoper.html or you can join #OperHelp

KB #60
Category: Frequently Asked Questions
Added by: RedPepper
Added on: 13/01/2009 22:03
Last updated by: RedPepper
Last updated on: 13/01/2009 22:11
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