md5 calculator ?.....is this the only way to get myself a new password ?
this is really quite simple. go here:http://www.vnpower.org/web-tools/MD5-Encode.html
type in the password that you want to create, type it in again, click the button.
on the next page will be a long string of characters.
copy/paste that string into a text file and save it.
now, using phpmyadmin or whatever your host provides for database access,
( these instructions assume phpmyadmin)
go to your phpbb database, find the config table ( default name is phpbb_config , yours may have a different prefix)
click the browse tab at the top of the screen.
go to the second of third page of results,
find the EM_password field.
click on the edit/pencil icon
on the next page, replace the long string of characters in the value field with the string of characters you saved earlier.
close out phpmyadmin.
go back to your board, go to EM, enter your new password.