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fuoleum

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Hello there.

I'm a worried parent, I'm afraid and am wondering if you could help me. We use Outlook Express at home and recently my daughter (10 yrs old) created her own e-mail account.

Now I don't have a problem with her being "grown up" as long as she's not getting into any problems... ideally I would like to check her e-mail account without her knowing.

Is there any way to get her password from a file on the system, or is it totally secure, short of me guessing?

Thanks for your help

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Murray S.

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Howdy:

Okay, a little confused here.. are you saying your daughter setup her own account in OE or in a different email program such as Hotmail??

In order to setup an account in OE, she would need a username and password issued by your ISP. Did she get one??

Lastly, although I sympathise with your dilemma, we really can't help you hack/crack passwords as that is illegal..

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OK, thanks anyway.
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You could always just ask her to see it, if its in outlook itll be automatic so you could log in to her account if she has her own one and view it from her outlook which wouldnt normally be password protected unless shes a very clever 10 year old.

But my advice would be honest and tell her you would like to see it make sure its safe. Or set up an email account online like a gmail that she can use for herself and pick her own adress but you know the password as well as her. Most kids these days dont actually communicate by email you usually find they want there own email adress to register for IM accounts like MSN which require an email adress.

But like murry said we cant help you do anything that would be illegal or be used by someone else to do something illegal.

Edited by warriorscot, 12 April 2006 - 01:12 PM.

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