[Users] Is there a way to read the password on an email account?

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Thu Apr 21 17:21:32 CEST 2016

On Thu, 2016-04-21 at 22:31 -0400, John Culleton wrote:
> I have several email accounts. Some of them work
> with my internet provider but some don't. Is
> there a way to read the email password on an
> account that works? Otherwise I have to change
> the password online and then edit all my
> email accounts which is a chore (I use Xfinity).
> My online mailboxes with wexfordpress.com are
> easy to change but my host,doteasy does not
> shandle outgoing mail with attachments. So my
> workaroind is to use my doteasy addresses for
> incoming but comcast.net for ougoing. 
> I use Slaxckware linuix 14.1 and know my way
> around on the command line. I use Claws-Mail
> version 3.13.2


using an editor, try copying the encrypted password from one account to

Take a look at it by running

  grep password -B1 ~/.claws-mail/accountrc

in a terminal.

Backup ~/.claws-mail/accountrc and then edit it with an editor.

I don't know if this does work, but why not testing it?


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