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If you happen to lose your Outlook password stored on your system, you can use Outlook Password Dump to retrieve and decrypt all Outlook passwords easily. This free command-line program can list them on the screen or, alternatively, save them to a text file of your choice.
Actually, those two options sum up all the functionality that this free app offers. If you run the main .exe file from the command line, without any attributes, the program will search for all the Outlook passwords on your system and – if found – will list them on the screen using a simple table, with columns for the e-mail address and the username they belong to, the password itself, the type of account, and the e-mail server they are connected to. This app can retrieve passwords from IMAP, POP3, SMTP, LDAP, and HTTP Outlook accounts, decrypt them, and show them to you in either console mode or as a text file.
The “-h” attribute will give you access to the program’s help, while the “-f” attribute together with the name of a TXT file that you choose, will save in that file all the password-related information found.
The average user will find this tool to be very limited in scope and not so easy to use unless they’re familiar with command line-based interfaces. A simple GUI would really make things easier for the most potential users, though I don’t think that such a limited functionality would ever justify whatever investment it requires. The thing is that SecurityXploded – the developers of this free utility – already have a GUI-based password recovery tool for Outlook that is also free and much more user-friendly than this one. However, I admit that “penetration testers” and “forensic investigators” – as the developers mention on their website – may feel more attracted to the command-line version.
- Simplicity of use
- Can save the retrieved passwords to file
- A simple GUI would make things easier for many users
- Limited functionality