Anyway to get password?

  edenworkshops 15 May 12
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Hello

I know Ime a dummy.

I have forgotten/deleted my password for setting up an email account in Internet Express.

When I open up the properties of my email account, and go to "servers" the password just appears as a row of dots, I don't suppose theres a way of finding out what those dots represent.

I use Roboform and there's a way of getting around the dot problem in that software.

Thanks for any help.

Richard

  northumbria61 15 May 12

I take it you mean Outlook Express. This may help - enter link description here

OR - What you'll have to do is to call up your Internet Service Provider. Once you provide them with your phone number, or account number, and they verify that you are the primary account holder by asking a couple of security questions, they'll be able to tell you what the username (e-mail address typically) and password associated with that account is. This is the info that Outlook Express needs in order to successfully send/receive e-mails for you.

  lotvic 15 May 12

northumbria61, surely that's the info for your Broadband connection to your ISP and not the password for your email? AFAIK you can't ring up ISP and get the password for your email. (please correct me if I'm wrong)

edenworkshops, You could use the SIW - Eureka! function. Shows passwords behind a row of "**" asterisks (bullets). or look in the passwords folder after running SIW. SIW is free for home user. If you can track down an older version it has less restrictions than the current free version.

  Woolwell 15 May 12

Is the problem that you currently cannot send or receive e-mails? It can appear that the wrong password is being used but in fact it is the right one and the e-mail server is not responding.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15 May 12

Outlook Express keeps prompting for your password http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xpoepasswords.htm

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15 May 12

try here as this site does not like addresses with underscores

  edenworkshops 15 May 12

I am trying a password recovery software...

Let you know.

Richard

  northumbria61 15 May 12

lotvic - as I understand it - Password: Your password is provided to you by your email account provider (in most cases your Internet Service Provider). If you don't remember your password, you can either look for it in the information you received from your Internet Service Provider or contact your Internet Service Provider's Technical Support Team to find out what your password is.

  edenworkshops 15 May 12

All done thank you.

Got a password recovery tool..a free one.

Richard

  northumbria61 15 May 12

Brilliant - great news !

  Sea Urchin 15 May 12

lotvic is correct - the username and password provided by your ISP is for your broadband connection. The email password is of your own invention and can not be accessed from the provider.

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