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Discussion » Questions » Computers and the Internet » Do you already have a plan in place for what happens to all your online accounts when you die?

Do you already have a plan in place for what happens to all your online accounts when you die?

For instance, will someone have access to your user ID and password for those accounts wherein you only interact with people there and will inform others of your passing; will you have someone close certain accounts altogether so that there’s no expectation of your return for those who don’t know you’ve passed away; will certain financially-related accounts need a live person to contact the institution or agency to inform them you’re no longer alive, etc?

AnswerMug is one source where I do not maintain contact with any of you outside of these pages, nor does anyone who knows me have my log-on information.  If I were to keel dead over ten minutes from now, . . . 

 



















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Posted - April 1

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  • 35950
    I have everything written down on index cards, but my wife doesn't know how to even turn my computer on and doesn't want to know. I will show my daughter. I don't really have many online accounts, though, so it doesn't really matter that much. Heck, I'll be dead and won't care. 
      April 1, 2021 8:55 AM MDT
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  • 6624
    No, I won’t care cos I’ll be dead. 
      April 1, 2021 9:38 AM MDT
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  • 35950
    May I have your credits?
      April 1, 2021 9:41 AM MDT
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  • 6624
    Yes you may. 
      April 1, 2021 9:46 AM MDT
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  • 42221

    Transfer them to him today. 

    ~

      April 1, 2021 12:10 PM MDT
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  • 6624

    I did right after I post that. So don’t tell me what to do. 

      April 1, 2021 6:25 PM MDT
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  • 42221
      Next time, do it right after you’ve read my orders for you to do it. That way we won’t have any problems.

      (P.S. I didn’t really tell you what to do, it was merely a suggestion, but I like the way you think.)
     (P.P.S. I will alter my tone of writing in the future to ensure that it doesn’t come off as me being bossy.)
    ~





      April 1, 2021 8:43 PM MDT
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  • 6624
    Stop mansplaining at me. 
      April 2, 2021 6:35 PM MDT
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  • 42221

     

      Hmmm, it seems you don’t understand what happened. Let me put it another way.  Starting back from the beginning, . . . 

    ~

      April 2, 2021 6:38 PM MDT
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  • 6624
    Lol :) 
      April 2, 2021 6:39 PM MDT
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  • 35950
    Wait...that would make me number one. Bwaahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. World AM dominance.
      April 1, 2021 8:46 PM MDT
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  • 42221

     

      Some people pay little to no attention to the points system here.
    ~

      April 1, 2021 8:54 PM MDT
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  • 35950
    True...but gimme a break. It's all I've got. (I know, crappy grammar and usage.)
      April 1, 2021 8:57 PM MDT
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  • 937
    That makes sense even on April Fool's day!
      April 1, 2021 12:03 PM MDT
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  • 6624
    Lol :) 
      April 1, 2021 6:25 PM MDT
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  • 937
    I shall share my credentials to You before I go! What say?
      April 1, 2021 12:02 PM MDT
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  • 42221
    Surely not with me personally! That’s far too much responsibility for me to undertake!  It should be a trusted family member, intimate friend, or close acquaintance.
    ~
      April 1, 2021 12:10 PM MDT
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  • 937
    I thought I was kidding!
      April 1, 2021 12:41 PM MDT
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  • 42221
      April 1, 2021 1:38 PM MDT
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  • 16939
    I was thinking about that not too long ago.  No, I haven't given anyone my passwords to my accounts of any kind.  My boss does have my password for the office account, which was a good thing when I forgot it and didn't have it written down anywhere else.  I emailed him from my personal email and he gave it to me.  Said he would never have guessed it.
      April 1, 2021 12:04 PM MDT
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  • 4905
    Facebook actually has a setting that you can allow another member to take over your account, in the even of your death.
    I have set my brother as my "Facebook Executor".  lol

    I also have a notebook with all my internet sites, username, and password.
    It will be given to my Executor, to close all my online accounts.
      April 1, 2021 1:45 PM MDT
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  • 42221

    Thank you for your reply.
    (((I will need to take an advance look at all of your log-on information, just to make sure everything is in order. I promise not to make any copies of it, and I will not drain your finances. Cough, cough.))))


    ~

      April 1, 2021 3:36 PM MDT
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  • 11964
    If I'm dead, I care why?
      April 1, 2021 5:16 PM MDT
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  • 6319
    Facebook gives you the option of designating someone to handle  your page after you pass.  I have made that designation, since I don't know the date of my departure.  
      April 1, 2021 6:42 PM MDT
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