Password managers

Password managers are a great way to increase your security online. A password manager remembers your passwords so you don’t have to, allowing you to easily use a secure, unique password at every site.

Remembering passwords can be a hassle, so many people use the same password across multiple online websites. We strongly advise against this. For heightened online security, each login or website should have its own unique password. This is where password managers can help.

Password managers make it easy by remembering your passwords for you. You can create a different password for each of your sites, but have your password manager store them. Once you've saved your password in your password manager, you can safely access and edit the unique passwords used to log in to each of your accounts across the Internet. They also help protect you from phishing, as they will only fill in your password if you're at the address where you originally saved the password.

Below are step-by-step instructions for how to find your password in the built-in password manager for common web browsers. If you use a 3rd party password manager, such as 1Password, LastPass or KeePass, you should be able to open the application and search for "fastmail" to find your password. Consult the app's documentation for further instructions.

Chrome

To find your password in Chrome:

  1. Copy and paste this address into a new tab and hit enter: chrome://settings/passwords. A list of the passwords Chrome has saved will appear.
  2. Type fastmail into the Search Passwords search box in the top right of the pane to find it.
  3. Click on the entry to select it.
  4. Select Details, then click the Show button that appears. You may be prompted for your system password (the one you use to log on to the computer); enter it if requested. Your Fastmail password will now be revealed.

Edge

To find your password in Edge:

  1. Click the menu button and go to the Settings tab.
  2. Click the Passwords button.
  3. Type fastmail into the Search Passwords search box in the top right of the pane to find it.
  4. Click the Show button that appears. You may be prompted for your system password (the one you use to log on to the computer); enter it if requested. Your Fastmail password will now be revealed.

Firefox

To find your password in Firefox:

  1. Open the Firefox Preferences and go to the Security tab.
  2. Click the Saved Passwords… button.
  3. Type fastmail into the Search Passwords search box in the top right of the pane to find it.
  4. Click the Show Passwords button in the lower right of the screen, then click Yes to confirm you want to show passwords. If you use a master password you will be prompted to enter it. Your Fastmail password will now be revealed.

Internet Explorer

To find your password saved in Internet Explorer, you will need to download a 3rd party application such as IE PassView.

Opera

To find your password in Opera (v15+ only; it is not possible to recover passwords from Opera 12):

  1. Copy and paste this address into a new tab and hit enter: opera://settings/passwords. A list of the passwords Opera has saved will appear.
  2. Type fastmail into the Search passwords search box in the top right of the pane to find it.
  3. Click on the entry to select it, then click the Show button that appears. You may be prompted for your system password (the one you use to log on to the computer); enter it if requested. Your Fastmail password will now be revealed.

Safari

To find your password in Safari:

  1. Open the Safari Preferences and go to the Passwords tab.
  2. Tick the option to Show passwords for selected websites in the bottom right of the window.
  3. Type fastmail into the search box in the top right of the pane to find it.
  4. Click on the entry to select it. You may be prompted for your system password (the one you use to log on to the computer); enter it if requested. Your Fastmail password will now be revealed.

LastPass

To find your password in LastPass:

  1. Click on the LastPass icon.
  2. Click on My LastPass vault.
  3. In the Search box, enter fastmail.
  4. Click on the pencil icon to the right of the Fastmail entry that shows up.
  5. Click on the eye icon. Your Fastmail password will now be revealed.