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Yahoo rejecting my email password in Lion

386 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2012 4:30 AM by a brody RSS
Carlo Nicolaou1 Calculating status...
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May 4, 2012 5:05 AM

Pulling my hair out.


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


Please help!



  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,005 points)
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    May 4, 2012 5:51 AM (in response to Carlo Nicolaou1)

    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.

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    May 5, 2012 4:10 AM (in response to Carlo Nicolaou1)

    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



  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,005 points)
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    May 5, 2012 4:30 AM (in response to Carlo Nicolaou1)

    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.


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