Windows 7 - I need to recover an email account password from an IAF file

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Can someone tell me how to freely recover
an old mail account password I lost when changing machines
it was in the form of an IAF extension all the
account information but it is encrypted
and I need that same password to get access to other
things besides email which works A-OK ??

I might go to my ISP but because it is a gift
it resides under another persons data.
I have all I need on my own machine
WHICH I OWN and ADMINISTER but
cant for the life of me recover a stupid password
which is my own.  ??

The IAF extension is an exported account.
All the data is there but it cant be read.

Also is there a way to not encrypt passwords
since I am the only user of this machine ??

Win VIsta Premium OEM version SP2.

Thanks for any realistic answers.
geoff




Bruce Chambers replied on 07-Aug-09 08:15 PM
Contact the maker of whatever email client application you used to
create that encrypted *.IAF file for assistance.

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Thomas Wendell replied on 08-Aug-09 04:06 AM
Well, as it is an OE "export account data" file extension, this most likely
is a place to ask, as I do not think MS is helping in decrypting such
personal data


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Bruce Chambers replied on 08-Aug-09 11:53 AM
Is it an OE file?  (Haven't used OE for more than a decade, so I am not
familiar with its file types.)  Anyway, this still would not really be
the best place to ask, since Vista does not include Outlook Express; it
has Windows Mail.  (Not much of an improvement, but there you are.)  The
OP would still be most likely to get the best assistance by asking his
question in a Outlook Express or Win2K/XP newsgroup, where there are
more likely to be people familiar with OE.


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Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell

The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
killed a great many philosophers.
~ Denis Diderot
replied on 09-Aug-09 08:34 AM
Ok OK, I get the message.
Ill go try and find a OE group.

Thanks anyways.




Is it an OE file?  (Haven't used OE for more than a decade, so I am not
familiar with its file types.)  Anyway, this still would not really be
the best place to ask, since Vista does not include Outlook Express; it
has Windows Mail.  (Not much of an improvement, but there you are.)  The
OP would still be most likely to get the best assistance by asking his
question in a Outlook Express or Win2K/XP newsgroup, where there are
more likely to be people familiar with OE.


--

Bruce Chambers

Help us help you:
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin

Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell

The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
killed a great many philosophers.
~ Denis Diderot