yeah, i'll give a look at the mail database.... perhaps i can access it...

as for the problem, i will keep looking, not for a tool to crack it, but to find out what kind of encryption is used for the password, so i can write a tool myself
and this is just to learn something from it...

thanks for your help and thinking!!

but suppose i can get my mail folder, how can i read my mail if i can't open lotus notes????