> is there a way, how i can get the real password out of the file? > this should/could do the trick. if it doesn't work directly, you still are free to look at tcpdump's man page ... $ su # tcpdump -w tcplog port 110 initiate a mail fetch in kmail <ctrl-c> # less tcplog have fun sniffing yourself! :) best regards -- Hi! I'm a .signature virus! Copy me into your ~/.signature, please! -- Nothing is fool-proof to a sufficiently talented fool.