BTW - It doesn't look like the forum accepts .png files even though those are listed as valid file extensions.
I was able to change my settings e-mail account to a new one.
Then my password would not work and I was told I had to change it because it had not been changed for 145 days.
Finally got the password sorted out with difficulty and finally working so now I could login.
But even though I am logged in I cannot do anything as the yellow banner says: “! have not activated your account yet” which I have to tried to do umpteen times.
I have still not received any e-mail so I have not received any authorization code;
This is the banner I get when logged into Mac-forums site:
see Screen Shot attached
I do not get any email reply after clicking on the “here”, so I cannot authorize my account, so I'm basically stuck between a rock and a hard place.