I tried applying for an AdSense account using my gmail account but it was denied for being a duplicate of my old hotmail account. I must have signed up for it years ago, but never got around to using it. The email instructed me to sign in to my AdSense account with my hotmail address and add my gmail address to it.
The problem is that my hotmail account is a backup address to my gmail account, so if I try to log in with my hotmail account, it logs me into my gmail account. I deleted the hotmail account from my gmail account and tried to do an AdSense password reset with my hotmail email address but it says there's no account associated with that email...
I've spent hours going through the "Help" documentation and the closet thing I've been able to find is a request to review a denied application stating that you've never owned the email tied to the other account (which isn't true, it is my old email address.) Another form about issues logging in to your account requires my publisher id, which I obviously can't find since I can't log in.
Any ideas where I can go/what I can do next, or how to contact AdSense when none of their forms apply to me?