i don't know where else to put this, but please move it if it is in the wrong place.
I'm so nervous and upset that i created my username wrong and left an e out of my name.
But i came here for help and I have no idea where to post my question.
I have a start up company as an ebook and PoD publisher. I also have post polio syndrome, but I manage well most of the time.
Any way, when I spoke to some friends that I have worked with in the past at other companies, they all wanted to help. One in particular had always been trying to ride my modest coattails and admitted it. He volunteered to slush the art we were getting subbed for covers if I would name him my art director. I did so.
then he made a very premature post about the company (I'm still waiting for my webmaster to finish getting the mysql database set up for our company site) and i was forced to get email accounts set up before I was ready to deal with them. Being very tired, I asked him to set up two accounts for me at gmail using my company name as the name on the accounts.
he did so. the accounts were firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com so you can see that the company name was part of it.
He got uglier and uglier, trying to control everything i was doing to get the company set up so i told him that we would go separate ways allowing me to finish getting everything set up at a reasonable pace.
Before I could get all of the passwords changed, he ran off with the two accounts that bore the name of my company, changed the passwords and the security question. If he had just shut down the accounts I would not have a problem. He instead gave them to someone else and the accounts are still live and people are complaining online because I am not answering email sent to those accounts.
Is there anything at all I can do about this? I would be content if the accounts could just be shut down. I can't even make a proper launch of the company with all the hassles this is creating for me.