Mail PassView & WebBrowser PassView
Mail PassView and Web Browser PassView are two small utilities that can help you to recover email account password for web browsers as well as desktop clients. Both the utilities are free to download and use, so you don’t have anything to lose.
Mail PassView – This is for recovering email account password from desktop clients such as Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Windows Mail, etc.
Using the tool is as easy as it gets. You need to download it from the official website, extract the folder and run the setup file. The program will start scanning for the stored password on your PC and displays the email account details on the main window.
Web Browser PassView – This utility from the same developer can help you to recover email account password saved in the web browser. It can recover password from all the major web browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Google Chrome.
The working of this utility is similar to that of Mail PassView. Download the zip file, extract and run the executable file. Web Browser PassView will scan and display the email accounts details on the main window.
While running the program, the Anti-virus or Windows smart-screen might block the software for being unverified. The problem is listed on the official website, and we did not find any suspicious behavior in our testing.
Download Web Browser PassView & Mail PassView
Check your email service provider’s documentation
Losing your primary email account password can be devastating, however, to deal with such a situation, all the major email service providers have a backup option in place.
While setting up an email address, you probably would have entered your mobile number for verification. Email providers like Gmail ask you to enter the backup email address to make the recovery process easier. If nothing works, you can use the security question to recover your forgotten email address password.
Since every email provider has different policies, a better thing to do is to visit your email provider’s official website and look for the documentation.
All the email password recovery tools listed in this list can only recover the email password if it is stored by your web browser or desktop email clients. If you manage to recover your password, make sure you start using a password manager for storing your passwords for all the accounts.
Password Managers are cross-platform services that can be accessed from any computer or device in case your primary device becomes in-accessible, thus saving the day.
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