Possible to recover user's password?
Question asked by rick - March 12 at 7:01 AM
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Is there a way to either export or otherwise recover a user's password? In other words, a user needs to know what their current password is... is there a way to find that out?

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"As per the release notes, it's a setting in the mailConfig.xml file. By default, the Show Password option is disabled (set to False), but you can simply edit the XML and change the field to True to have it displayed again. You'll want to edit the <allowViewingOfPasswords></allowViewingOfPasswords> row to activate the option. (Stop the SmarterMail service before editing system files.)

UPDATE: In case you upgrade but don't see the <allowViewingOfPasswords> field in the mailConfig.xml, close the file and log in to SmarterMail as a System Admin. Go to any Settings page in SmarterMail and simply save the page. This will write out a new mailConfig.xml file that will include the new field."
This is from Derek's post at 
https://portal.smartertools.com/community/a87728/show-password-in-15_x.aspx

Matt Petty
Software Developer
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com
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After turning this setting on you will be able to impersonate this user, go to their account settings and view their password.
Matt Petty
Software Developer
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278
www.smartertools.com

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