aaa839 has regained access to his account.
This thread raised an curious investigation about the behaviour of password recovery when
(1) the account has an unauthenticated email address, or
(2) a local account and SUL have different email addresses attached to them.
Interested stewards and devs should read the thread to find out more.
Carried over from this Meta thread.
An editor (whom some of us have met at Wikimania) has lost his account and got in touch off-wiki to see if it is recoverable. "Email this user" is not enabled on his account and he says he tried the recover password option but didn't get any email - I guess he simply hasn't attached an email to his account.
Account holder knows and has access to the mail address linked to the local accounts.