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    Smile Email address, etc.

    Hi guys.
    In a few weeks my poor, beloved, lappy going into get a SSD fitted.

    When our computer guy loaded our windows 10 he setup our emails on Thunderbird.

    My problem is we have 5 separate G Mail address we use on it and I can't remember the passwords.

    Is there some tool, or app, that I can get to tell me these?

    What we did last was to reset them all, but all different.

    Thanks,

    Ian

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    Go to the Gmail site and click on need help / I forgot my password

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    if you use Google Chrome You may be able to retrieve the passwords using the password manager found in settings..... advanced
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    Download and run mailpass View http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/mailpv.html

    WARNING: turn off your antivirus while doing it, some AV's will say its a infection, its NOT its just the way it works ( google it and you'll see) What it will do is show you all the passwords, and complete account details for all email accounts on the computer.

    The download - get the Zipped file which is near the bottom of the page right under the FEEDBACK. OR Direct Link here

    You can then save the results to a txt file.
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    Then, when you have the passwords, write them on yellow post-its and stick them to the screen!!

    But, seriously, get a free password safe program and enter all your passwords there. I use Password Safe but there are several others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales View Post
    Go to the Gmail site and click on need help / I forgot my password
    Thanks Speedy, but all that does is resets the passwords.

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    Thanks all for quick responce

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    Yeah well change them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales View Post
    Yeah well change them
    Why change 5 passwords when you can simply use the current working ones -- just run mailpassview and bingo all the details. All done in less than 15 seconds.

    You may be surprised how many people say "we dont have a password we simply open the mail and it logs in" -- Wanna Bet -- Run the program and the usual response when showing them the password is -- Oh we put that in years ago ( no kidding)
    Last edited by wainuitech; 13-05-2016 at 05:35 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    Why change 5 passwords when you can simply use the current working ones -- just run mailpassview and bingo all the details. All done in less than 15 seconds.

    You may be surprised how many people say "we dont have a password we simply open the mail and it logs in" -- Wanna Bet -- Run the program and the usual response when showing them the password is -- Oh we put that in years ago ( no kidding)
    +1 for mailpass, use that regularly as most people do not remember any passwords since it's saved in their email client.

    Remember to delete the mailpass program after you've used it, otherwise, any one else borrowing your computer may accidentally find out all your passwords. Also remember to not use your banking password for your email etc.

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