I need to recover an email account password from an IAF file

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Guest, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    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
     
    Guest, Aug 7, 2009
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  2. Contact the maker of whatever email client application you used to
    create that encrypted *.IAF file for assistance.

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    Bruce Chambers, Aug 8, 2009
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  3. Well, as it's an OE "export account data" file extension, this most likely
    is a place to ask, as I don't think MS is helping in decrypting such
    personal data
     
    Thomas Wendell, Aug 8, 2009
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  4. Is it an OE file? (Haven't used OE for more than a decade, so I'm not
    familiar with its file types.) Anyway, this still wouldn't really be
    the best place to ask, since Vista doesn't 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
     
    Bruce Chambers, Aug 8, 2009
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  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    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'm not
    familiar with its file types.) Anyway, this still wouldn't really be
    the best place to ask, since Vista doesn't 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
     
    Guest, Aug 9, 2009
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