I finally tracked the problem down I think. I copied a few of the things I'd checked in case someone else can use them.
At forum login
Your OpenID provider didn't send us your email address. Please provide a valid email address to continue:
#####@msn.com -- even though the email in box was correct.
The following errors occurred during your registration:
The email address you entered is already in use. If you have forgotten your password, please click here.
I made sure I was logged out of every service. It still said the same thing.
These addresses are confirmed as being yours:
SOO (ubuntu one) info:
Preferred email address: #####@msn.com correct
Finally at login I decided to check the box to share my email publicly and it worked. The correct email was there but grayed out. If it now shows to bots and everyone I hesitate to unshare...lol
Bottom line, I greatly appreciate the patience of cariboo907, though he seemed to be loosing it when he came very close to accusing ME of doing something wrong. lol That's okay though 'cause he has no idea of what I said back to him.
Thank you all!