Lost password, how to view it?

Tagor

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Hi,

I lost the password of an e-mail account. Is there a way to recover it instead of changing it? I need this password for other things too. But I forgot it.
 

AndyReed

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Tagor said:
I lost the password of an e-mail account. Is there a way to recover it instead of changing it? I need this password for other things too. But I forgot it.
If your password is saved, let's say in an MS application such as Outlook/Outlook Express, Word, IE, then it is possible to decrypt the password. There are good number of applications that you can purchase to decrypt a password (MS Windows wise). Now, MD5 Encryption cannot be decrypted. It is a one way hash function; I could be wrong but the same is true for SHA-1 as well.