Password Secrets of Popular Email Clients

Password Secrets of Popular Email Clients

Everyday we use email clients like Outlook, Thunderbird, Opera Mail, The Bat or web browsers to access our emails. Generally during first login, our username & passwords are saved by these email clients so that we don’t have to type it every time.

In this research article, we will show you how & where each of these email clients save your passwords & how to decrypt them in case you forget your password.

Password Locations of Top Email Clients

Here is the list of popular email clients & their encryption algorithm, password storage type, password file location.

Note: For more technical & password recovery details, please click on Application name (Eg: Claws Mail) below

Email Client Encryption Type Password File Location
Claws Mail AES-256-CBC File c:\users\[user_name]\appdata\roaming\claws-mail\ accountrc & passwordstorerc
eM Client AES-256-CBC File (SQLite) c:\users\[user_name]\appdata\roaming\em client\ accounts.dat
Foxmail v7.0 Custom File c:\program files\foxmail 7.0\data\acccfg\accounts.tdat
Foxmail v7.2 Custom File c:\program files\foxmail 7.2\storage\[email_adress]\ accounts\account.rec0
IncrediMail Custom Registry HKCU\software\incredimail\identities\*\accounts_new
IPSwitch iMail Custom Registry HKLM\software\ipswitch\imail\domains\[domain_name]\users
Mailbird AES-256-CBC File (SQLite) c:\users\[user_name]\appdata\local\mailbird\store\ store.db
Opera Mail MD5/3 DES File c:\users\[user_name]\appdata\roaming\opera mail\opera mail\wand.dat
Outlook 2002-2010 DPAPI Registry HKCU\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\ windows messaging subsystem\profiles
Outlook 2013 DPAPI Registry HKCU\software\microsoft\office\15.0\outlook\profiles\ outlook
Outlook 2016/2019 DPAPI Registry HKCU\software\microsoft\office\16.0\outlook\profiles\ outlook
Postbox SHA1/3 DES File (JSON) c:\users\[user_name]\appdata\roaming\postboxapp\ profiles\[random_name]\logins.json
The Bat! Custom File c:\users\[user_name]\appdata\roaming\the bat!\ [email_address]\account.cfn
Thunderbird SHA1/3 DES File (JSON) c:\users\[user_name]\appdata\roaming\thunderbird\ profiles\[random_name]\logins.json
Windows Live Mail DPAPI File (XML) c:\users\[user_name]\appdata\local\microsoft\windows live mail\*.oeaccount

Note: For more technical & password recovery details, please click on Application name

How to Recover Password from Email Clients

If you ever forget your mail password, now you can easily & instantly recover your password without worrying about where it is stored and how to decrypt it.

XenArmor Email Password Recovery Pro software can quickly recover your email login password with just a click of button as shown below,

Here is quick video showing how to use this software,

Using this software, you can recover passwords from top 10+ email clients like Outlook, Thunderbird, Mailbird, eM Client, Claws Mail etc. Also it can recover email password stored in top 20+ browsers like Chrome, Firefox, IE, Opera, Safari etc

It can also recover mail passwords from custom profile locations, portable email clients & external drives

For more details & download, please visit XenArmor Email Password Recovery Pro


Hope this article has helped you to understand where different email clients save your passwords & how to uncover them. Please comment below if you have any queries or suggestions.


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