A few days ago, you happened to have to suddenly consult your email from a friend’s PC, but, just before logging in, you realized that you no longer remember the password of the email box: having stored it in the browser you usually use, you don’t need to type it often, so that password you had chosen with such care ended upright in the back burner. This is the reason why, once in front of your computer, you slung on Google in search of a guide that taught you how to find out email passwords by decrypting those “dots” that hide the access key in the modules of the programs you use. More often.
How do you say?
Did I hit the point? Perfect, then I think I have great news for you: in this guide I intend to explain to you by wire and by sign how to display the password of the email box stored in the browser or in the program you usually use to access it. Also, I will show you how to see the password also in the mobile versions of the browsers (those dedicated to smartphones and tablets), where possible, and explain how to completely reset the password in case the recovery is not successful end.
So what are you waiting for? Cut out a few minutes of free time for yourself, make yourself comfortable and read carefully everything I have to say on the subject: I am sure that, once you have finished reading this guide, you will be perfectly able to view the password of your mailbox email and to store it to be able to use it elsewhere. There is nothing left for me to do but wish you a good read and … good luck!
How to find out email password saved in the browser
If you use your email via Webmail, i.e., by logging in from the browser (the same program you use to browse the Internet), there are excellent possibilities to find the access password by intervening on the browser itself. The precompiled module that contains the password “hidden” by the dots takes the information from a special system integrated into the browser, which provides for saving it in a protected archive. Below I intend to show you how to recover the passwords in question from the most popular desktop and mobile browsers.
As for Google Chrome, the option to automatically save passwords is active by default: for your information, you can proceed to memorize the access keys by clicking on the Save button, located in the window that appears at the top, immediately after the press the “Login” or “Login” button of the mailbox (or any other Internet site) in question.
Did you memorize your password in this way? Perfect, then the time has come to explain how to recover it: first, press the button (⋮) located at the top right of the Chrome window, click on the Settings item that appears in the proposed menu, and, within the page that you open, scroll down to identify the Advanced item and click on it.
Once this is done
identify the Manage password section, press on the arrow placed in its correspondence, look for the email account you wish to access in the Password box, and press the eye-shaped button to display the password in cleartext. On some operating systems (e.g., Windows 10 ), you may be asked to enter the username and password to access the computer to finalize the operation.
If you want to disable the password saving request, all you have to do is go to Settings> Advanced> Manage password once again and move the Ask to save passwords lever to Off.
As for the mobile version of the browser of “Big G,” the one dedicated to Android and iOS devices, you can recover passwords in an equally simple way: all you have to do is touch the button (⋮) located at the top right, then press on the item Settings and, subsequently, on the Password section.
Note: if Google Chrome is associated with your Gmail account, you can view the passwords saved in the browser through any other device, by going to the website passwords.google.com.
Also, for Mozilla Firefox, the setting to save website passwords is activated by default. Suppose you have used it to store the password for your email box. You are pressing the Save button on the browser immediately after the login operation. Then you can recover the latter in no time.
In this case, what you need to do is press the button located at the top right in the Firefox window. Then click on the Options item attached to the menu that appears on the screen. From there, move to the Privacy and security box, click on the Saved accesses button to enter the stored password archive, select the email service you don’t remember the access key for, and, view it, press the Show password placed button bottom right.
Suppose you intend to disable the saving of passwords. Access once again the Privacy and security section of the browser Options as I showed you a moment ago. Then remove the checkmark next to the item. Ask if you want to save the login credentials to the site’s Web.
As for the Firefox app for smartphones and tablets, the procedure to follow is quite similar: what you need to do is touch the button. Touch the Settings and Privacy items, access the Access Management section. Finally, select with a tap the entry relating to the email address to recover the password.
Do you own a Mac and rely on Safari to consult your email? Perfect. Then you have nothing to worry about. You can view the passwords saved in the browser archive in a couple of clicks.
Just to be clear, you must have previously saved the password by clicking on the Save password button immediately after logging in to your email box. The button in question is located in a small panel that appears, if necessary, at the top of Safari.
Suppose you had exactly performed this procedure with your email box. Then you can go back to its password in no time: to begin with. Click on the Safari menu located in the upper left corner of the screen. Select the Preferences item and finally click on the Password tab displayed on the screen immediately afterward.
How to find out email passwords saved in email programs
Have you read all the solutions. I have given you so far but have not been able to help you. Since you read emails using specific computer programs? With a bit of luck, this section could be the one for you: below. In fact, I will show you both. How to find out the passwords of the emails saved in the most famous email programs for Windows. And how to do the same operation inside the Mail for macOS.
As for Windows, the most practical and effective solution for recovering email passwords is Mail Pass View. A program that can show the passwords of numerous email clients in clear text ( Outlook Express, Microsoft Outlook 2000-2016. Mail of Windows, Windows Live Mail, and Mozilla Thunderbird, just to name a few).
Before proceeding and explaining how to use it, however, I have a couple of very important premises. First of all, precisely because of the purpose for which it was designed. Mail PassView is recognized as a threat by a large number of antivirus and antimalware. However, this should not alarm you, as it is an absolutely safe program and not harmful to the health of your computer.
So, even before downloading the software in question. You must temporarily disable the antivirus protection. You are selecting the item to temporarily suspend protection.
In my post on how to disable antivirus. You can find more information about it. In any case, I advise you to cancel the antivirus activities only for the time sufficient to recover the password you are looking for and to immediately reactivate the resident protection.
know that Mail Pass View is effective for all versions of the Microsoft operating system, including Windows 10, provided that access is not made from an Outlook / Microsoft account. In the latter case, in fact. The passwords in question are encrypted and “linked” to the account itself. Therefore they may not be recoverable.
With the necessary clarifications of the case. It’s time to take action: to begin with, connected to the Mail Pass View website, scroll down the website. Identify the link and click on it. Download Mail PassView in the zip file ( mailpv.zip )
Once you have downloaded the archive (e.g. ), extract it into a folder at your convenience (if you don’t know how to unzip the .zip archives. I suggest you take a look at my tutorial on the subject to learn how to do it )—Right-click on the file (the one with the envelope icon). Choose the item Run as administrator from the proposed menu and press without hesitating on the Yes button .mailpv.zip mailpv.exe
At this point, the game is practically done: identify the program/email account whose password you intend to recover and scroll the window to the left until you find the Password column. The password you are looking for is there.
Suppose you are a Mac user and consult email through the Mail program. Know that the password recovery operation is extremely simple. In fact, they are available in the System keychain. Archiving tool present in all the latest versions of macOS.
Just to be precise, if you had previously configured the iCloud keychain on the Mac (if you remember well. I told you about it in my article on apps to keep passwords ). You have the possibility to access the passwords stored in the system keychain even from any other device where you used the same Apple ID.
Having said that, it’s time to take action: to find out the password of the email box configured in Mail. Click on the Launchpad icon attached to the Dock bar (the rocket-shaped one, so to speak). Type the text Access keychain in the search field located at the top. Click on the first result proposed to open the tool of the same name.
How to behave in case of forgotten password
Have you tried all the methods I have described, but you still have not been able to trace the password of your email box? Do not despair. There is a good chance of recovering access to the same anyway. In fact, almost all email service managers have specific procedures to reset and reset a password that they no longer remember.
Unfortunately, I cannot indicate an “absolute” way of proceeding since each email manager has its own specific procedure. In principle, what you need to do is go with the browser to the access page of the mail service you use. Click on the item Forgot password (or similar) located just below the login form and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the password reset process.
It has a different system, depending on the case. The simplest ones require sending a password reset link to a previously declared secondary email and sending a code via SMS on the telephone number associated with the box mail.
Suppose you need more information on the subject. I suggest you refer to my tutorial on how to recover email passwords. To read the instructions relating to the most popular email managers. Consult my guides on how to recover Gmail passwords. How to recover password Free to get more precise information about the services in question.