Have you put off signing up for a password manager because it sounded like too much work to get started? Now LastPass will do that work for you, so it’s quick, easy, and convenient to get started with your new password manager.
Inbox Importer is a fast and hassle-free way to get started with LastPass and add all of your passwords and logins to your new vault. In just a few clicks, Inbox Importer scans your email inbox for existing accounts, resets and generates new passwords, and uploads them to your vault for convenient, secure access whenever you need to login to a website or app.
LastPass offers a few options for adding sites to your vault, including saving one-by-one to the vault, importing from your browser password manager, or uploading a file from another password manager. Or, you can just save new sites to your vault as you browse the web and get prompted by LastPass to remember the passwords. But it can take weeks, even months to ensure all of your accounts are in your vault if you’re adding them one-by-one. And when you’re trying to get more done and stay safe online, that can be too long!
Inbox Importer speeds up that process by helping you capture your accounts from your email. After a quick scan of your email, LastPass finds the websites where you’ve signed up that should be added to your vault. Once you add them, your vault is all set up and LastPass is ready to go to help you login to all your accounts.
Inbox Importer is currently available to new LastPass users on Chrome. We’ll soon be rolling this out to other browsers, and our iOS and Android apps. Plus, we’ll be making this available to current users, who may want to see if they forgot to add anything to their LastPass vault.
Here’s how it works:
Connect to Your Email
After you’ve created your new LastPass account, just click “Add sites from email”. On the next screen, select your email provider and enter your email address and password.
For example, I have a Google mail account. After I enter my Google email address and password, I need to allow LastPass to have temporary access to the account so it can scan my inbox. Simply click “Accept” and the process will begin.
LastPass Finds Your Accounts
After you grant access to LastPass, it will begin the email scan. You’ll see a pop-up notification, below, and you will also see a progress bar at the bottom of your LastPass vault. Depending on the size of your email inbox, it will take just a few minutes to complete the scan. When it’s complete, you’ll see a list of all accounts that LastPass found in your email.
Replacing Your Passwords with New Ones
At this point, you can select the sites for which you’d like LastPass to reset the old password, generate a new one, and add the updated logins to your vault. LastPass has to generate a new password because your email inbox only stores account registration or sign-up information, not your passwords. With access to your email, LastPass can initiate the password reset process with each site, such as Dropbox or Mint, generate a new, strong password, and update it with both the site and your LastPass vault.
Once you select the sites for which you’d like to update the password, LastPass will confirm the change, and then make those updates for you. Again, you’ll see progress at the bottom of your vault, but you can move about LastPass while that work completes.
At the end, you will see all of the updated accounts in your vault, which will be automatically synced across all of your devices so you can start using LastPass immediately with all of your accounts.
That’s it! Now all of your passwords are stored in your vault for easy access. With Inbox Importer, LastPass does the tedious work not only of remembering your passwords for you, but also adding them to your vault, which makes it seamless to get up and running in minutes. And, you know you’re off to a good start with all new, strong passwords to protect your personal information online.