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Yahoo mail rejecting password

2411 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 19, 2012 7:30 AM by Markie Castle RSS
Markie Castle Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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Nov 21, 2011 12:21 PM

I just changed my password on my Yahoo mail account (not Yahoo Plus), and now cannot login via anymore.


Prior to the password change, everything worked fine: IMAP setup and no issues.


I've checked and re-checked the password, including deleting all occurances in the Keychain in case there was any old data hanging around. I can log into the account using Yahoo's web interface, using the NEW password which I've literally copied and pasted both there and into from the same source.


In, I see

Yahoo reject.BMP


Pasting the password in doesn't do anything other than close the dialog and have it pop right back up again. Checking the "Remember this password in my keychain" also has no effect.


I've deleted the account in Mail several times, and generated the new account using the automatic settings in System Prefs->Mail, Contacts, and Calendars for a new Yahoo account.


incoming mail server is:

server name is:


MacBook Pro, 10.7.2, Mail 5.1


I've found other similar threads, but nothing helpful. Anyone know what I'm missing or what I might be able to try?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Dave G Sr Calculating status...
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    Jan 19, 2012 6:02 AM (in response to Markie Castle)

    Thanks Markie,


    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.


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