Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2011 11:37 AM (in response to Markie Castle)
I should add that I can access the Yahoo account on my iPod Touch via the Mail app there, but this has never been an issue. I needed to update the password, but there was no glitch after that. It's only in Lion's Mail.app that I can't get the account to work.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2011 1:29 PM (in response to Markie Castle)
Just to close the loop on this: I was able to get it to work.
I created a brand new Yahoo account, and was able to do the setup in Mac Mail with no problem.
Since the only change had been my password, I investigated a bit and found that the length of the password was causing the problems.
I shortened the password to under 20 characters, and everthing started working again.
So, apparently, Mac Mail truncates strings in the interaction with Yahoo. The web interface worked fine, and the iPod Touch did too, just the Mac had the problems.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2012 6:02 AM (in response to Markie Castle)
Like you I changed my Yahoo password (to a more secure password) and then couldn't aceess the account from Mail. It drove me nuts until I found your post and it clicked. My original password was 24 characters (new one was 32). I went back to a 24 character password and Mail is happy again. I'm not. Following other posts that postulate that the reason for the 'password being rejected' is corrupted settings, I deleted plists, acoounts, etc.
Apple needs to address this issue with Mail. It is easy to replicate. My experience with other interfaces like the web and my iPhone are the same as yours - they work.