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Can't Send or Receive Yahoo Email in a Third-Party App; How to Fix?

· Yahoomail

If you ever face trouble sending or receiving emails with your Yahoo Mail account in third-party applications like Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, Apple Mail, etc. it indicated that there is some issue with your account. In such a case, you can overcome the problem by considering the following workarounds.

Guide to Fix Problem Sending/Receiving Emails in Yahoo Mail in a Third-Party App

  1. Try signing in With a Web Browser

The first thing you will need to do is to try accessing your Yahoo Mail account through a web browser. When doing so, if you are prompted to change the password of your account, update your Account info, or if you get an error on your screen, you will need to follow these workarounds to regain access to your account.

  • If you have forgotten the password of your account, you will need to click on the Forgotten Password? Link and follow the on-screen prompts to recover your account.
  •  If you are prompted to change your account password, you can do so easily by going to the Account security section of your account.
  • If you change the password of your account, make sure that your update your login info in the application for easy access.
  • Try switch to Yahoo Account Key feature to avoid using passwords altogether. You will find this option in the Account security section of your Yahoo Mail account.
  • In case you are using an older third-party app to access your Yahoo Mail account and have enabled the Two-Step Verification or Account Key feature, you will need to generate a third-party app password. You can generate the password from the Account security section of your Yahoo Mail account.
  • Make sure to always keep account recovery info of your Yahoo Mail account up-to-date.
  • Try identifying other possible reasons that could be preventing your access to your Yahoo Mail account and address them accordingly.
  1. Check if Your Account Can Send or Receive Emails

In case you are able to access your Yahoo Mail account without any issue, try sending an email to yourself from the web interface.

  • If you see an error on your screen, you will need to identify the reason responsible for it and overcome the problem accordingly.
  • If you don’t see any error on your screen, it means that your account is functioning as expected.
  1. Check If Your Account is Working Outside of the App

If the above-mentioned workarounds don’t help you overcome the problem, it means there is something wrong with the application you are accessing your Yahoo Mail account. In such a case, you can consider downloading the Yahoo Mail app from the app store and use it as an alternative, or follow any of the following suggestions:

  • Due to security reasons, Yahoo Mail is known for blocking access to outdated applications. In such a case, you can either consider updating to the latest version of the application, or access your Yahoo Mail account either through Android/iOS devices or through a web browser.
  • Try removing your Yahoo Mail account from the third-party app and re-install it.
  • Try reaching your app manufacturer for additional troubleshooting options if everything else fails.
  1. Check IMAP/POP and SMTP Server Settings

If you are facing the problem sending or receiving emails in your Yahoo Mail account on a third-party email app like MS Outlook or Thunderbird, the problem could be occurring because of incorrect IMAP/POP and SMTP Settings. To make sure of that, you can verify the server settings on your applications with the information provided below for Yahoo Mail IMAP/POP and SMTP settings.

For IMAP

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server

  • Server: imap.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port: 993
  • Requires SSL: Yes

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server

  • Server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port: 465 or 587
  • Requires SSL: Yes
  • Requires authentication: Yes

Your login info

  • Email address: Your complete email address (name@domain.com)
  • Password: Your account's password
  • Requires authentication: Yes

In case you need specific instructions for your email program or app, you can contact its manufacturer.

For POP

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server

  • Server: pop.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port: 995
  • Requires SSL: Yes

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server

  • Server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port: 465 or 587
  • Requires SSL: Yes
  • Requires TLS: Yes (if available)
  • Requires authentication: Yes

Your login info

  • Email address: Your complete email address (name@domain.com)
  • Password: Your account's password
  • Requires authentication: Yes

So, these are the workarounds that you will need to follow in order to fix the problem sending or receiving emails in your Yahoo Mail account on a third-party email application. Add paragraph text here.

Are you facing problems other than the ones mentioned above? If yes, you need to contact the Yahoo Customer Support and avail yourself of quick solutions. Our customer support team are always ready to take your call.

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