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MAMP Pro/Joomla3 account creations fails

Tried twice (two accounts) to create MAMP Pro/Joomla3 account. After several hours, no response to email activation request except:

Warning
Login denied! Your account has either been blocked or you have not activated it yet

System returned OK for localhost site. Any suggestions to fix?
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Some questions:

- Is the site running properly otherwise?
- Did you create the account from the front or back end?
- Do you see any account in the user manager?  If so, what is its status?
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Not sure I can fully answer your questions, but here is what I did to create'Successful' Joomla installationJoomla_Home.tiff. Also see attached image 'Joomla_Home,tiff' This where I requested credentials with 'Create an account>'

This tutorial will walk you through installing Joomla locally, on a Mac.
We're going to use MAMP for this tutorial.Here's how you do it:
      •      Download and install MAMP to your Applications directory.
      •      Download the latest Joomla 1.6 zip file.
      •      Start MAMP by double clicking on the MAMP icon in your Applications/MAMP directory.
      •      Once the servers have started, a browser window should open to the MAMP start page. If not, click on the 'Open start page' in the MAMP window.
      •      Set up your database for Joomla by clicking on the phpMyAdmin link in the start page and inserting the name you wish to use for your database in the 'Create new database' field. **For all databases created in MAMP the default username / password is: root / root, and the Host Name that you will use when installing Joomla is: localhost.
      •      Copy/move the downloaded version of Joomla 1.6 to your Applications/MAMP/htdocs directory and unzip the file. Leave a copy of this zip file in the htdocs directory for easy creation of multiple Joomla sites ... just unzip the file each time you wish to have a new Joomla installation!
      •      Rename the unzipped folder to mysite (or whatever you wish).
      •      In your broswer navigate to http://localhost:8888/mysite (or whatever name you gave your directory).
      •      Run through the Joomla installation process and voila!
You should now have a shiny new installation of Joomla on your Mac where you can develop your website securely in your local environment.
Joomla_Home.tiff
That actually answered none of my questions.  

Also, the tutorial references Joomla 1.6.  Your uploaded pic does not look like 1.6.  What version of Joomla did you install?
>>> What version of Joomla did you install?
Joomla_3.4.5-Stable

>>> - Is the site running properly otherwise?
As per the joomla_Home.tiff image I assume it is?

>>> - Did you create the account from the front or back end?
Followed setup/install instructions with MAMP - front/back not mentioned

>>> - Do you see any account in the user manager?  If so, what is its status?
how do I find 'user manager'?

My background is creating web pages with Dreamweaver CS4 + Project Seven add-ins. My experience with CMS apps is zero. I started this project as I read using CMS was easy. I just want to get Joomla running so I can learn to create web pages.
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