Email passwords - Computer Experts

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by bby31288, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. bby31288

    bby31288 Active Member

    Good Morning Computer experts. Is there a way to find out a Yahoo email password? I just found out difficult child has a Yahoo account and wanted to check it out. She usually provides me with all of her passwords, but I just happened upon this and she doesn't know I know she has it. I tried all of her other passwords, but they don't work. Any help would be appreciated!
  2. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member

    do you have firefox? if so and she has hit "save this password" go to tools, security, show passwords.

    Now I would assume there would be something similar in internet explorer but havent looked.
  3. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    She is 12. Generally this would be a subaccount of yours. If she has a separate one, do you know the name of the account? If all else fails contact yahoo. Not sure what they will do, but they are usually helpful in my experience.

  4. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    You can request password by clicking on it, then typing in her user name and having the password sent to your email addy. Or they'll give you the security question to answer. I've always been able to answer these as far as Nichole goes. lol

    I mean c'mon, "mother's maiden name" if I don't know that one, just shoot me. "dog's name" please. Usually easy stuff to figure out.

  5. bby31288

    bby31288 Active Member

    True about the security question! I didn't even think about that! Thanks!
  6. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Security question, LOL!!

    REminds me of being in the kitchen while difficult child was on the computer.

    "Mom, what is dad's mom's name before she married Papa Jack?"

    Crawford, why??

    "I need it for school."

    yeah, right.

    I look on the history and see he has been online. Look up what he has done, Lo and behold he has unlimited access to his account AND a whole new email addy.

    So much for trusting dear ole dad to log out and make him log in as himself.

    I need it for school. How dumb did I look, I mean, it was a bad haircut and all, but it wasn't that bad!!!


  7. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    You can invest in a keylogger program where every password typed in will be recorded.

  8. bby31288

    bby31288 Active Member

    I have tried to download a keylogger, but my norton antivirus prevents it from downloading! I figured, you know what, I'm just gonna come out and ask her! Any ideas about how to get around the antivirus?
  9. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    You can go in and turn it off. We had to do this to clean some things off of a computer husband's cousin gave us.