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Mail Password Recovery 1.1 - Email Password Recovery Tool

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Mail Password Recovery - Email Password Recovery Tool

Mail Password Recovery - Email Password Recovery Tool

Heinz Tschabitscher

The Bottom Line

Mail Password Recovery can recover forgotten email passwords for POP email accounts from any email program. Unfortunately, it doesn't work with IMAP or other account types and is restricted to passwords sent in plain text.

Pros

  • Mail Password Recovery uses a simple concept to retrieve forgotten email passwords
  • Works with any email program

Cons

  • Mail Password Recovery supports POP email accounts only
  • Can only retrieve passwords that are sent in plain text
  • Using Mail Password Recovery requires some configuration work

Description

  • Mail Password Recovery can retrieve passwords for email accounts saved in email programs.
  • You need to make the email client talk to Mail Password Recovery instead of the mail server.
  • Mail Password Recovery then captures and displays user name and password.
  • Mail Password Recovery supports Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/3/XP.

Guide Review - Mail Password Recovery 1.1 - Email Password Recovery Tool

Whatever email client has stored your password, Mail Password Recovery can retrieve it. You just need to set the email program to talk to Mail Password Recovery instead of the mail server and you'll have your user name and password in plain text instantly.

It's a simple and effective process, but unfortunately a couple of conditions must be met for it to work: you must use a POP account (maybe your email client lets you switch to POP without having to re-enter your password) and the password must be sent in plain text (which is usually the case still).

If it works, Mail Password Recovery is a simple if not particularly comfortable way to grab your forgotten email passwords.

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