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Consider using built-in password vaults. For example, Windows 8 has a credential manager, Windows 7 has the Data Protection API, Apple has keychain, etc. Note that such features primarily protect against password theft by a user without different credentials than the owner (e.g., on multi-user systems). As you haven't explained your threat model, I'm ...


Assuming you own SMTP servers, I would set up firewalled local instances of Node.js or something like that on the same machines where SMTP is located and store passwords encrypted on those machines. Setup proper local access permissions on those servers. Then expose those instances for certain requests to certain IPs just to cover your main service. In ...

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