Cleartext in Keychain or Mail for password

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by seamuskrat, May 4, 2004.

  1. seamuskrat macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2003
    New Jersey USA
    I have a dilema.
    I have forgotten my password to a mailserver and its stored in my keychain and in Mail. I need to set it up on another mac, but have no way to get it today.

    Is there a way to see the cleartext of my keychain? I have admin privs on my Powerbook. I just need to see the actual passwords protected by the keychain.
  2. HexMonkey Administrator


    Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    New Zealand
    Go to /Applications/Utilities/Keychain Access. Then in your user keychain (it will probably appear automatically), find your mail server in the list. Click on it, click "Show password" and enter your admin password. The password will then appear in the bottom box.

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