Topic: qpopper password retrieval

I have a qpopper pop3 server with a number of email accounts that I created. I forgot one of the accounts passwords, does anyone know how to retrieve a user password? Or I'm I just going to have to set a new password for that account?

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Re: qpopper password retrieval

go for the new password dude smile

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Re: qpopper password retrieval

I did....

Although I'd like to write a web interface to my webserver that would allow password recovery....

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Re: qpopper password retrieval

Use wpop3d instead with virtual users wink

(yep... that was a poor plug for my own code... still, it was a plug tongue)

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Re: qpopper password retrieval

If you can retrieve a lost password then security cannot be called that way anymore.

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Re: qpopper password retrieval

WIntellect wrote:

Use wpop3d instead with virtual users wink

(yep... that was a poor plug for my own code... still, it was a plug tongue)

I'll give it a look. I just switch the entire server over to Qmail yesterday, so it still not to late to change my mind.

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Re: qpopper password retrieval

dynek wrote:

If you can retrieve a lost password then security cannot be called that way anymore.

I'd have to disagree as long as there is a way to authenticate the users identity.

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Re: qpopper password retrieval

Are you kidding dude ?

You think your system knows your user password in clear ?
It just encodes the password your enter and then compares it to the password stored in the database.

It will never (except if you choose to use clear text passwords) be able to decode the password that is in the database.

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