Monday, 7 April 2014

Microsoft Outlook Password Decryptor (Free)

Outlook Password Decryptor is the FREE tool to instantly recover lost mail password for all versions of Microsoft Outlook.
Outlook stores the password for subsequent logins when user selects the 'Remember Password' option during authentication. The password is stored in the encrypted format and only respective user can decrypt the password.
Outlook Password Decryptor can instantly decrypt and recover all these account passwords.

For command-line version, check out our new tool - Outlook Password Dump.

It can recover passwords from all versions starting with 'Outlook Express' to latest version,Outlook 2013.

It works on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms starting from Windows XP to Windows 8.
Outlook Password Decryptor is the all-in-one tool to recover passwords from all versions of Outlook.
Also it can decrypt passwords from different type of Email account configurations supported by Outlook, such as
  • Exchange Server
  • IMAP
  • POP3
  • SMTP
  • LDAP
  • HTTP
On starting, it automatically detects the current Outlook version along with user & platform information. It also provides option to save the recovered password list to HTML/TEXT /XML/CSV file for future use.  
Outlook Account Password Location
Different versions of Outlook uses different location and mechanism to store the account password along with other details such as email and server information.

Outlook Express, 98 and 2000 versions store the remembered password in the 'Windows Protected Storage' similar to older versions of Internet Explorer. The password link and other account information are stored at one of the below mentioned registry locations.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Account Manager\Accounts
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\OMI Account Manager\Accounts
Outlook version starting from 2002 to 2010 stores the account password (other than Exchange Server) in encrypted format at following profile location
[Windows NT onwards]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles

[Prior to Windows NT]
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles
Latest Outlook 2013 (version 15.0) stores the account configuration along with encrypted password at following location
Newer versions of Outlook store the 'Exchange Server' based passwords in the credential provider (like network passwords) which is more secure than other methods.

For more internal details on how OutlookPasswordDecryptor decrypts these passwords read the following research article, 'Exposing the Secret of Decrypting Outlook Passwords'
Installation & Uninstallation
It comes with Installer so that you can install it locally on your system for regular usage. This installer has intuitive wizard which guides you through series of steps in completion of installation.
At any point of time, you can uninstall the product using the Uninstaller located at following location (by default)
[Windows 32 bit]
C:\Program Files\SecurityXploded\OutlookPasswordDecryptor

[Windows 64 bit]
C:\Program Files (x86)\SecurityXploded\OutlookPasswordDecryptor
How to Use?
It is very simple and easy to use.. You can just start it by double clicking on the executable file.

Here are the brief usage details....
  • On launch, it will display current Outlook version, logged in user name & OS version information.
  • Now click on 'Start Recovery' button and it will instantly decrypt all types of stored passwords by Outlook.
  • It will display clear text password along with other details such as Email address, User name, Account type and Server name.
  • Finally save the recovered password list to HTML/TEXT/XML/CSV file by clicking on 'Export' button and then select the type of file from the drop down box of 'Save File Dialog'..
For command-line version, check out our new tool - Outlook Password Dump.
Screenshot 1: Outlook Password Decryptor showing the recovered passwords from different type email accounts stored by Outlook.

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