How to Recover Login Password of Instantbird Messenger

How to Recover Login Password of Instantbird Messenger

This research article exposes all the password secrets of Instantbird Messenger including where your messenger login password is stored, how it is stored and how to recover it automatically.

Instantbird Messenger Password Secrets

Instantbird Messenger saves your login username and password in “signons.sqlite” file at following location

[Windows Vista/7/8/10]

[Windows XP/2003] 
C:\Documents and Settings\[user_name]\Application Data\Instantbird\Profiles\[random_name]\

This ‘signons.sqlite’ file is stored in SQLite database format and has table called “moz_logins” where each of the login password details are saved.

Here are some of the interesting fields stored in this table,

id - index of each entry
hostname - messenger type (im://prpl-gtalk)
encryptedUsername - encrypted username
encryptedPassword - encrypted password

Here encryptedUsername and encryptedPassword refers to encrypted username and encrypted password respectively.

Instantbird messenger uses Triple DES and SHA1 algorithm to encrypt both username & password. Finally the resulting password is stored in above file using Base64 format.

How to Recover Instantbird Passwords Automatically

Here is simple way to recover Instantbird Messenger login passwords without worrying about where it is stored and how to decrypt it.

You can use our Messenger Password Recovery Pro software to instantly & easily recover all your saved login password from Instantbird Messenger as shown in video below,

Here are the simple steps to recover all your saved passwords,

  • Step 1: Download & Install Messenger Password Recovery Pro from here
  • Step 2: Next launch the software on your computer
  • Step 3: It will automatically discover, decrypt and display the login password of Instantbird as shown below
This software can also recover your IM login passwords from portable messengers & external drives

For more details, please refer to Online User Guide


Hope this article has helped you to understand password secrets of Instantbird Messenger.

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