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I have just bought a ne i mac and migrated my stuff across

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hello i have just bought a ne i mac and migrated my stuff across from old mc to new mac Sadly i have three accounts with hot mail and its asking me the pass word for each I have had the old mac for some years and so do not have the pass words stored or in my memory how do i go about getting them unlocked and set a ne pass word

Hi Stephen,

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi have tried and tried to recover this via the page on outlook but each time it only changes the pass word for the outlook page and not for the three emails concerned this is becoming more urgent as one of the emails is my main email connected to so many things including my house alarmthankssteve0208(###) ###-####
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Please allow me just a few minutes to prepare some information for you, thanks..

On your old Mac, you can use Keychain Access to search for and retrieve any saved password.

Open the Keychain Access app (located in /Applications/Utilities). This is the built-in password ***** for Mac OS X.

When you save passwords in applications like Mail and Safari, this is where you can access them.

Under the Keychains section on the left-hand side of the app, select login. You should now see a list of websites and applications that use Keychain Access to store login information. Scroll down through this list until you get to the login item that you’ve forgotten. When you find it, double-click it.

This will pop open a new dialog window containing specific information about your user account. From this screen, click the check box labeled “Show password.”

You will be prompted to enter your Mac OS X user credentials to authenticate. Once entered, click the Allow button to continue.

Your password ***** then be visible in the login item detail pop up window.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok pete thanks very much for your kind advice i will try this option this afternoon as i have to shower ready to go out this morning As you can imagine i had a very frustrating day yesterday and in the end just gave up not being a tech wizthanks again and i will certainly rate yousteve

Ok Steve, and if you have problems, or need any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know :)


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
actually i do as i have just remembered i wiped it clean and reinstalled el capitan so it wont have any stored info what a buggeri have to shoot out right now but if you have any further advice please let me know i was wondering if there is away of deleting them and re making them Just a thought off the top of my headthanks steveill be back around 2 00pm this afternoon

Ok, in that case you will need to try entering each individual hotmail account on the following recovery form:

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Pete i have just tried this way again and its one i have used before in the last few days but it doesn't work when i use it on my mac just tried and asked to put in the password ***** i put in the new password ***** wasn't recognised !! Help would it be easier if you went into myI mac as its new there is nothing to sensitive on itsteve

Hi Steve,

When you say it doesn't work, do you get an error message, or does the recovery process complete ok?

How far do you get with the recovery process?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i get all the way and it says log in which i do but this doesn't transfer to when i open my mail box on my mac and try using the new pass word on the new i mac indeed i have just tried to send a message to microsoft using the only email i have that is working on my mac that being***@******.*** but even that comes up asking me for a pass word for one of my accounts***@******.*** so i am wondering if something quite serious has happened in tech migration from my old mac as the accounts now seem muddled
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
my there accounts are as follows
***@******.*** (main account ) one i use with my alarm so its very important its fixedThe other two are
***@******.*** of these are asking for a password ***** i don't have even after going through them on microsoft and changing the pass word my mail on my I mac doesn't recognise the changes

Ok, you may need to reconfigure the settings for those mailboxes on the Mac and I can help you with that later, however first does the password ***** ok if you try accessing the accounts at

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
AS I SAY WITH MICROSOFT MAIL IT WORKS FINE JUST WHEN I TRY USING THE SAME ON MY MAC IT DOESNT RECOGNISE THE NEW PASS WORD Yes its all ok when i have reset them they work on //but not on my i mac
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
sorry i retyped so as not to shout then forgot to delete

Ok, then you need to reconfigure the settings on the Mac - to do this, delete the accounts from Mac Mail and add them again.

Let me know if that works?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi pete thanks for that i was away yesterday for the day However i have tried to delete the accounts and set up again but it takes us full circle back to the original problem its asking for my pass word ! which of course i do not have Also this morning a few minutes ago i can't get my apple id recognised it may be just the system playing up so will check later ....

Ok let me know how you get on later...

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi pete all ok i have just been to the apple shop and been given instructions so all is now sorted thanks for your help I will leave favourable feedbacksteve

Ok, great news!

Have a great day :)

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