1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

School accounts recycled?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Sluggers, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Sluggers

    Sluggers Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #125
    Points:
    173
    Posts:
    1,370
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2018

    Jan 2, 2018
    1,370
    485
    173
    Male
    I have this school account that I still use from last year, but I don't go to the school anymore. On day I noticed that in my YouTube watch history there were a ton of videos I didn't watch, and my search history too. As well as my watch later. Also, school calendars were shared with me. I quickly changed my password. I couldn't think of what happened except that they recycled accounts or someone saw my password at school...
     

    Advertisement

  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
    Moderator
    Rank:
     #3
    Points:
    4,238
    Posts:
    36,024
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010

    Jun 12, 2010
    36,024
    33,225
    4,238
    Male
    IT
    Pennsylvania
    I would say that it's not a great policy to recycle email addresses at all and I'd be surprised if they did it deliberately. If your name was John Smith, then I could see how there would be a big demand for john.smith@school.edu but most school emails i see have numbers appended to them to make them unique.

    You should move away from that account quickly. After a year, I'm shocked that it is still even active. You are facing the day when the school just shuts it off and you will a.) miss important email, and b.) be unable to confirm password or account changes where you used that email as primary contact.
     
    Dannydet likes this.
  3. Sluggers

    Sluggers Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #125
    Points:
    173
    Posts:
    1,370
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2018

    Jan 2, 2018
    1,370
    485
    173
    Male
    Well I'm kind of prepared for that, and can they delete your account if they don't know your password?
     
  4. Sluggers

    Sluggers Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #125
    Points:
    173
    Posts:
    1,370
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2018

    Jan 2, 2018
    1,370
    485
    173
    Male
    And besides, my school account can't receive or send emails to or from people except with the same school accounts
     
  5. Sluggers

    Sluggers Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #125
    Points:
    173
    Posts:
    1,370
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2018

    Jan 2, 2018
    1,370
    485
    173
    Male
    And besides, I don't think anyone else for a long way has my name. It's kind of rare
     
  6. Sluggers

    Sluggers Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #125
    Points:
    173
    Posts:
    1,370
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2018

    Jan 2, 2018
    1,370
    485
    173
    Male
    But I did have my email and password on sticky notes in my 'cubby' all year... I did bring them home though and I did change my password a couple of times
     
  7. Sluggers

    Sluggers Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #125
    Points:
    173
    Posts:
    1,370
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2018

    Jan 2, 2018
    1,370
    485
    173
    Male
    And I've got all of my drive data on my device, and I shared my Google document with my other account.
     
  8. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
    Moderator
    Rank:
     #3
    Points:
    4,238
    Posts:
    36,024
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2010

    Jun 12, 2010
    36,024
    33,225
    4,238
    Male
    IT
    Pennsylvania
    None of that would affect your YouTube history. Did you let anyone use your phone temporarily? Or walk away from a PC while still signed in to your google account?

    The school can do anything they want with your password account or email. They own it, not you.
     
  9. Sluggers

    Sluggers Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #125
    Points:
    173
    Posts:
    1,370
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2018

    Jan 2, 2018
    1,370
    485
    173
    Male
    No, I mean someone used my account to watch YouTube and search things too, not me
     
  10. Sluggers

    Sluggers Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #125
    Points:
    173
    Posts:
    1,370
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2018

    Jan 2, 2018
    1,370
    485
    173
    Male
    And no, I don't even have a phone, I have a tablet and I didn't let anyone use it.
     
  11. Sluggers

    Sluggers Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
     #125
    Points:
    173
    Posts:
    1,370
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2018

    Jan 2, 2018
    1,370
    485
    173
    Male
    But I was signed in to a few devices, but I don't know who could've used it...
     

Share This Page

Loading...