Where does Mail store my passwords?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by stoid, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. stoid macrumors 601

    stoid

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    I have forgotten one of my E-mail passwords. I have it set to remember the password in Mail, but also now that the school year is underway, need to check it via the web. I checked in the Keychain Access app, but I don't see them anywhere. Where can I see what the password is?

    Thanks,
    Brian
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Mail stores passwords in the Keychain app. Look again.
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    They should be in the Keychain Access under Internet. You find them under the name of the mail server, like my GMail account password is saved as an Internet password called pop.gmail.com. Then you can just double click that one and check the Show Password option.
     
  4. stoid thread starter macrumors 601

    stoid

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    Keychain Access has the mail password for the account, but it's an old expired password. Mail is still able to receive E-mails to the account though. Odd. If there are no other options I suppose I can go over to computing services tomorrow. I'd really rather not if possible though, with the school year just starting they are very busy and rather bitter about such things.
     

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