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Can't delete an account for which I no longer have the email address

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I'm sure I'm not alone in having an old email address stripped off the server when changing broadband supplier. Unfortunately, most services use email as user ID, hence I have an old F'fox a/c - my first - for which I have long since forgotten the password, which uses just such an email. As a consequence, I can neither change the email nor delete the a/c - F'fox seems to insistst on a user knowing a/c password in order to change email (understandable), or delete the a/c (slightly less understandable). So it 'helpfully' tries to send a password re-set link to ........the a/c email, which of course no longer exists & thus I cannot access. May be just my (mis)perception, but because this was my first a/c, F'fox seems to default to the now inaccessible a/c - one reason why I wish to delete it. Is there another method whereby I can delete this old a/c, or is it doomed to wander the ether for eternity?

I'm sure I'm not alone in having an old email address stripped off the server when changing broadband supplier. Unfortunately, most services use email as user ID, hence I have an old F'fox a/c - my first - for which I have long since forgotten the password, which uses just such an email. As a consequence, I can neither change the email nor delete the a/c - F'fox seems to insistst on a user knowing a/c password in order to change email (understandable), or delete the a/c (slightly less understandable). So it 'helpfully' tries to send a password re-set link to ........the a/c email, which of course no longer exists & thus I cannot access. May be just my (mis)perception, but because this was my first a/c, F'fox seems to default to the now inaccessible a/c - one reason why I wish to delete it. Is there another method whereby I can delete this old a/c, or is it doomed to wander the ether for eternity?

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In case of issues with Sync you can try this:

Delete the signedInUser.json file in the Firefox profile folder and delete the Weave folder (Sync was formerly named Weave) with Firefox closed.

You can check on the about:config if you have a services.sync.username pref and click the trashcan to reset this pref.

If that isn't enough then delete the prefs.js file to reset all prefs and possibly also delete the compatibility.ini file to reinitialize the profile.