Recovering password from Windows Live Mail

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  1. Sidracks

    Sidracks Junior Member

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    I forgot my password used in a private mail in Windows Live Mail, Windows 7 default mail reader.

    I have an old one registered in Firefox. I need to know what the PW is, but I have no idea how may I decript the ************** (password) used in Windows Live Mail software.

    Can you please suggest any programs I can use to reveal what is behind the *********** ? It doesn't matter if they are commercial.

    Thanks.
     
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    I don't completely understand. The password is in Firefox? If so, goto Preferences-Security/Saved passwords/Show Passwords
     
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    Firefox have stored the old password. I have changed myself, but I forgot what the new PW is. Firefox will not help me on this one. And Firefox does not encrypt saved passwords by default.

    Windows Live Mail is the default mail reader from Windows 7. My email is from GMX. I tried recovering in their website, but also failed.

    However, the current and valid password is stored in this program:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Live_Mail

    But I can only see **************** instead of what I wrote in that field.

    What I need: another software to reveal the contents from *************
     
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    Sidracks Junior Member

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    Thank you, the 2nd link worked just fine.
     
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    I would like to thank you and the OP for making this thread because you guys are freaking awesome!

    Sorry for bumping up this old thread, but I find it amazing that this worked!! I forgot my mom's special E-mail adress Username's Password and with the Mail PassView I just opened it and it found my E-mail and Password + all the ports, etc very fast like lightening speed!

    Thanks again and thanks all Gods and friends for making this program possible and Goodluck! ():)

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