4 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2012 4:30 AM by a brody
Carlo Nicolaou1 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

Pulling my hair out.

 

have to change the password everytime I need to send an email.

 

Please help!

 

Carlo

  • 1. Re: Yahoo rejecting my email password in Lion
    a brody Level 9 Level 9 (63,255 points)

    You'll need to check for SMTP server settings on Yahoo's website if you are using Mac OS X Mail.    You need an appropriate port such as 587, 2662, or 2626, and password authentication with your e-mail address a username and e-mail password as your SMTP authentication password for most SMTP servers that are not run by your internet provider.  If you are using a web browser, ask Yahoo which versions of web browsers they have tested with the Mac.

  • 2. Re: Yahoo rejecting my email password in Lion
    Carlo Nicolaou1 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Hi, it was very kind of you to reply to my question.

     

    The trouble is - Yahoo/BT, radomly reject my password on my iPhone, iPad, and computers.

     

    The only way I can get mail is to change my password and reset my devices, which I have to do several times a day to collect my mail.

     

    Or alternatively, I can sign in with a browser and download my mail.

     

    Or alternatively I can use .me.

     

    This has been happening since I 'upgraded' to Lion.

     

    All my kit is brand new - bought in the last month.

     

    And I have been using Apple gear for twenty years – so I'm in a bit of a pickle.

     

    PS. I'm a small business owner.

     

    PPS. This is really effed up.

  • 3. Re: Yahoo rejecting my email password in Lion
    petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,205 points)

    Carlo Nicolaou1 wrote:

     

     

    The trouble is - Yahoo/BT, radomly reject my password on my iPhone, iPad, and computers.

     

    And I have been using Apple gear for twenty years – so I'm in a bit of a pickle.

     

     

    As it is not a problem that I have seen around much, I would suggest contacting Yahoo through their feedback pages or forums. I have never seen anybody on Mac nor Apple have to reset their password that many times a day so would certainly be checking the settings from the Yahoo configurations.

     

    Good Luck

     

    Pete

  • 4. Re: Yahoo rejecting my email password in Lion
    a brody Level 9 Level 9 (63,255 points)

    A password rejection issue may be due to a  higher security standards given to passwords these days.    My own webhost has changed its security requirements for passwords out of the blue, and as a result I couldn't login to my webmail, where IMAP e-mail was working fine on the iPad.   But then my iPad sometimes wouldn't connect at random.    Once I secured my password to their standards, then the problem was solved.       This means using both upper and lower case, mixing with numbers, and characters such as $ signs.  Do not use birthdays, or words in any dictionary, or names.    I think once you create such a password for all your accounts, connections will improve.  It has nothing to do with platform, and everything to do with how your provider reacts to less than normally secure passwords.