I'm wondering if there is a way to break the password to an e-mail account.

By Xtremewun ·
I am very familiar with some of the very illustrious answers giving on this site, but I assure you that I harbour no ill intentions. I read some of the replies to the individual looking to break the Admin. Password on "his" computer. I assure you that I am not looking to break the password on mine. I am the Admin. What I do need is to know if it is possible to break the password, somehow, for an e-mail account. I have three: one each on Aol (work), Yahoo (misc.), and Hotmail (personal). I hardly ever use my personal e-mail, but have some pretty important things that I not only want, but some even more important things that I need. I have forgotten my password for Hotmail, and like a damned fool, can't even remember the answers I gave for the security questions in order to reset my password. (My trust issues are mainly with some of those closest to me. So since people know me pretty well, they would know the answers to questions that are designed to be the security questions in order to regain access to, or be able to reset, your password. So I always make the answer to a security question something that has nothing to do with the security question.) Got me so far? Good. Cause I need some help People. If you could, would someone please reply to my question with some information that would prove to be nothing short of a miracle. I am greatly appreciative of any help. And I will even take some ribbing for being so damned stupid, as long as you got some helpful information for me. Please, People, I seriously need some help. Thanks.

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TR members do not assist in password recovery or removal

by PurpleSkys In reply to I'm wondering if there is ...

TR members do not assist in password recovery or removal. Do not respond to this thread.

We, the members of TechRepublic - A Resource for IT Professionals, will not assist anyone in the recovery/removal of lost passwords. You may have a legitimate reason to recover/remove a password. However, we cannot verify your motives and will therefore not assist anyone in what may be an attempt at gaining unauthorized access to a computer system. Due to the open nature of this forum, any assistance given to help circumvent security measures, even for legitimate purposes, would be available for unscrupulous individuals to use for illegitimate purposes. This is a risk that we, the members of TechRepublic, will not take. Please do not ask questions of this nature on TechRepublic.

If you have a legitimate need to circumvent a password scheme, please contact your local computer repair store or the vendor for the software/hardware and request their assistance. E.g. Windows XP password recovery/removal issues should be taken up with Microsoft's technical support, Phoenix BIOS password recovery/removal issues should be taken up with Phoenix Technologies, hard drive password recovery/removal should be taken up with the manufacturer of the hard drive, etc...

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Although...i do believe your best bet is to contact Hotmail support

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by .Martin. In reply to I'm wondering if there is ...

but we can't (no, won't) help.

try contacting Microsoft (that might be fun...) and see how you go with them.

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