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Posted on 2006-06-12
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Hi experts.

Is it possible to get around password protection on a .pst file if the password was added in outlook 2003?

The reason I ask is not so I can break into other peoples e-mail accounts, but rather to know that my own is secure. I know that earlier version are insecure as there are utilities available that remove the password protection. Is this also the case for outlook 2003?
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Passwords can still be "instantly" recovered even for 2003 version of PST files.
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Guess there's no point adding one then.

Thanks anyway, will have to think of alternative security measures.
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You still need a password recovery package to "instantly" recover the passwords (as well as access to the file).  So somebody has to be willing to shell out U.S. $50 or more, (and know that the password can be cracked, know where to get the software, etc.) to access your email.  So while it won't keep a determined person out of a PST file, it will probably discourage the casual curious person.
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