If you use Special:PasswordReset more than once for the same username/e-mail address, then https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgPasswordReminderResendTime dictates you’ll get "A password reset email has already been sent, within the last 24 hours. To prevent abuse, only one password reset email will be sent per 24 hours."

But that user lost their message and I need to let them regenerate it.

How can I reset the count, probably through the database?

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Via user_newpass_time, e.g. UPDATE user SET user_newpass_time = 20000101000000' WHERE user_name = '...';

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