It really makes me cringe when I see this..for a number of reasons. Have you ever registered for a site, and you get that nice confirmation e-mail...only to be nice they include your username...and PASSWORD in the email? If they can display your password like that, then there is a good chance it was never encrypted. This also means the owner of that site has free access to all the juicy e-mails and passwords they want. Plus, if your e-mail ever gets compromised, they have access to that e-mail, and other e-mails with different variants of your passwords. Keypoint: If you get an e-mail from a website that contains your password written out, never use that password again for anything else.