Recover lost email passwords with the nifty Mail PassView utility

Mail PassView

Did ever happened that you configured Microsoft Outlook or Windows Live Mail, but you also saved your email passwords on them, and later on you got used to using the email client without logging in, so consequently you forgot your passwords? I know I did! Mail PassView is a small nifty application for Windows (from Windows 98 all the way to Windows 7) that can assist you in the recovery of those forgotten passwords.

Mail PassView support email password-recovery the following email clients programs:

  • Windows Live Mail
  • Windows Mail
  • Outlook Express
  • Microsoft Outlook 2000 (POP3 and SMTP Accounts only).
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002/2003/2007/2010 (POP3, IMAP, HTTP and SMTP Accounts).
  • Hotmail/MSN mail – If the password is saved in MSN/Windows/Live Messenger application.
  • Gmail – If the password was saved by Gmail Notifier application, Google Desktop, or by Google Talk.
  • Mozilla Thunderbird – If the password is not encrypted with master password.
  • Yahoo! Mail – If the password is saved in Yahoo! Messenger application.
  • IncrediMail
  • Eudora
  • Netscape 6.x/7.x – If the password is not encrypted with master password.
  • Group Mail Free

Additionally Mail PassView will detail other email account information beside the passwords, such as: Account Name, Application of the account, full email address, server address, type of server (POP3, IMAP, SMTP), and the user name. And you can export all the accounts information to a text file or copy to the clipboard.

Note: There is a known problem, some Antivirus programs may detect this utility as if it was infected with Trojan/Virus, but it is not. You can find more information in the download page here.

This is a great email password-recovery utility, it supports almost all major versions of Windows and a wide variety of email client programs, you don’t need to install anything as this is just a standalone executable utility; double-click the mailpv.exe and view all the accounts information, and it is translated in over 30 languages.

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About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].