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    Retrieving Mail(app) Account Password.

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    Unhappy Retrieving Mail(app) Account Password.
    I appologize in advance if this questions has been answered in another thread on the forum. I searched, quite thoroughly in my opinion, for a thread regarding the topic. I've also sifted through google, but the only results suggest cracking tools.

    I've lost the password for my gmail account. I believe I changed it about three weeks ago, in an effort to up the security level on my private information. Sadly enough, it worked quite well, its so secure that I cannot remember the password. However, immediately after changing the password, I updated the information within the Mail application to reflect what I had done.

    So, the only route i have of retrieving my account password is through Mail. Is there any way I can reveal the password under the account information? Or extract it. I am sure it is encrypted somehow. I have alot of very important and sensative information I must not loose from this account, and I don't know what else to do.

    Any suggestions that may be provided would be greatly appreciated. As always, thank you in advance.

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    Retrieving Mail(app) Account Password.

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    Applications/Utilities/Keychain Access

    You should be able to find the password in there
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    Retrieving Mail(app) Account Password.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trpnmonkey41
    Applications/Utilities/Keychain Access

    You should be able to find the password in there
    I've looked through the Keychain Access options. I was unable to find a way to retrieve the password, without entering the passord it is holding.

    I'll look through it thoroughly to ensure i havn't passed passed over something.

    Thanks!

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    Retrieving Mail(app) Account Password.
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    You can unlock your keychain by entering your main OSX account password, not your email password.

    Else you could try gmail's password retrieval system.
    Hit the button that says 'I cannot access my account' on the login page.

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    Retrieving Mail(app) Account Password.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aptmunich
    Else you could try gmail's password retrieval system.
    Hit the button that says 'I cannot access my account' on the login page.
    I agree. If its GMail's password you need, then just go online to GMail to get it.
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    Once you have it, then you can replace it in your Keychain.
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