this thread makes my ROFL copter go swish swish
Well a lot of people use the same password for EVERYTHING and thats how a lot of people get ******.
These must be his first forums because most forums do the same exact thing. phpbb forums send passwords to your email as it is part of the password recovery feature of the forums and activation of your account. On phpbb forums your password is stored in the database as an md5 hash and even then md5 is crackable, so that right there doesnt garuantee you password remains secret, even from the evil horibble secrurity lax admins that run these forums who plan to take over all our accounts
minus the fact they can just change our passwords on us.... wink wink. You should assume that any givin password can be compromised when you send it anywhere. Regardless if it gets emailed to a web-based adressed(ala gmail, hotmail).....well wtf do you think happens with any email, regardless if its web-based(im assuming you mean hotmail) or pop3, its all stored at a remote location.
yet again, the only reason to worry is if you use the same password somewhere else.