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Wed Mar 15, 2023, 10:27 PM

Can't find the password for my macmail

.... only the dots. Any way to find out?
It's not on the Keychain.
Are they stored somewhere? I have an extensive list of passwords on an encrypted file, but that Mail account is so old that the password got overlooked.

My Mail program at xfinity must have been hijacked and stuff bounces off the macmail application saying it can't send because it can't find an address I have never seen before.

I now speak fluent Filipino and Hindi... to no avail.

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Reply Can't find the password for my macmail (Original post)
albacore Mar 15 OP
Tetrachloride Mar 16 #1
usonian Mar 16 #2
emulatorloo Mar 18 #3

Response to albacore (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2023, 12:13 AM

1. there may be an i cloud recovery thing but

i went to my nearest apple store who just had me
call
to Applecare.

i hate to advise a long drive or another phone call.
do you have another user account on the Mac ?

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2023, 12:17 AM

2. Had me puzzled. Couldn't find mine, but I found this:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8403637
how to find password for email account in Mail
How can I find the password for email accounts in Mail on my MacBook Pro?

Eric Root
May 26, 2018 1:13 PM in response to uncertainty

For an iCloud e-mail account, it should be your Apple ID password.

That would explain why when I opened up "Accounts" on Apple Mail, the iCloud mail password never showed up.

Odd that you got dots. Try your Apple ID password (i.e. iCloud)
HTH

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2023, 04:35 PM

3. Pretty sure you'll need to contact Xfinity on this one. As they have your Xfinity Mail password.

I had similar issues w Xfinity/comcast a couple years back. Needed their customer service group to straighten it out.

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