You can call the software email passwords recovery, or email passwords hacking. The difference is in the purpose of obtaining the information. If it is completely legitimate to restore your own forgotten passwords, it would be reasonable to call that recovery. If you for some reason want to learn somebody else’s password, that already smells bad, and can be considered hacking. Anyway, the coolness of the software is not based on its purposes, but on set on the information recovery availability and reliability. And it is your responsibility to use it for the right purpose.
As you might guess, since the review appears on this blog, this valuable piece of software is freeware.
All the passwords for your email accounts are stored in either an encrypted format or in plain text. Mail PassView is able to reveal the passwords and account details for the following email clients:
- Outlook Express
- Microsoft Outlook 2000 (POP3 and SMTP Accounts only)
- Microsoft Outlook 2002/2003/2007 (POP3, IMAP, HTTP and SMTP Accounts)
- Windows Mail
- Netscape 6.x/7.x
- Mozilla Thunderbird
- Group Mail Free
- Yahoo! Mail - If the password is saved in Yahoo! Messenger application.
- Hotmail/MSN mail - If the password is saved in MSN Messenger application.
- Gmail - If the password is saved by Gmail Notifier application, Google Desktop, or by Google Talk.
For each email account, the following fields are displayed: Account Name, Application, Email, Server, Server Type (POP3/IMAP/SMTP), User Name, and the Password.
If your email program is not supported by Mail PassView, you can still recover your password by using this Password Sniffer.
Mail PassView is also available in many other languages. In order to change the language of Mail PassView, download the appropriate language zip file from the website, extract the 'mailpv_lng.ini', and put it in the same folder that you Installed Mail PassView utility, and you are good to go.
Author: Nir Sofer
Author’s Website: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/mailpv.html
NOTE: Due to the character of the software functionality, some Antivirus programs produce False Alerts notifying that the Mail PassView utility as infected with Trojan/Virus. You can be sure that the software is perfectly clean and harmless for your computer.