That’s What He Said

Lose access to your MySpace profile email address? Send a "salute".

Posted in Social, Technology, Uncategorized by wolfsbayne on December 19, 2008

Uh…a salute?

No, not that kind. I recently let a domain expire that I wasn’t using and like a boob, I didn’t update my MySpace email address before it expired. Woops! No big deal, right? I’ll just send in a support request and get the email updated. Not so fast. Apparently, if you don’t have access to your old email address you have to send a support request with a “salute”.

What is a salute? According to MySpace:

To create and send a salute here’s what to do: salute2

  • Create a handwritten sign with the word and Include your MySpace Friend/Profile ID number. (Your friend ID is the number  after “&friendID=” in your profile’s web address/URL. If you can’t login, you can get this info by clicking on your profile)
  • Get a picture taken of you holding the handwritten sign. Be sure the photo is clear and the handwriting is easy to read. If we can’t read the information and see your face clearly, then we will ask for another salute. (If you do not have access to a digital camera, please consider the accessibility of disposable cameras and digital film processing available at most drug stores)
  • After you take the pic, send us an email to with the salute attached.


That’s not a bad idea if you don’t have access to your old email address *and* you don’t remember your password. But it makes no sense if you’re logged in. Just because you don’t have access to your old email address doesn’t necessarily follow that you forgot how to login to MySpace.

MySpace, you should let people submit support requests for email address changes while they’re logged-in so they don’t have to create a salute. As “stylish” as the salutes are, requiring them in every case, is completely unnecessary. Seriously, imagine me posing for a salute pic. Ew.

MySpace’s support nomenclature, FTL!

Is anyone even using Myspace anymore other than bands, filmmakers, emo kids, or Lori Drew?

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