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rachinartor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My password is correct, my caps lock is not on, My yahoo mail works on my ipad and on my iphone and for the yahoo account I am receiving mail on my iMac, but when i try to manually refresh or send an email it keeps saying "Mail can't connect to the account "yahoo" and it asks me for my password, then the box pops up again 10 seconds later.


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  • 1. Re: Mail Can't connect to the account yahoo
    rachinartor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think I solved it, I had to log into yahoo mail on a webpage then it allowed me to add all the info into my mac

  • 2. Re: Mail Can't connect to the account yahoo
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,475 points)

    Good work, did it quit asking for the PW now?

  • 3. Re: Mail Can't connect to the account yahoo
    dinosoar Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Exactly where in your Yahoo Mail page did you change settings? I've been having the same problem on and off.

  • 4. Re: Mail Can't connect to the account yahoo
    batarfihm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem, if you  please tell us how you fix it from yahoo webpage?

     

    regards,

  • 5. Re: Mail Can't connect to the account yahoo
    Bensuddy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Mine just poped up and and asked me to add to my mac mail program.

  • 6. Re: Mail Can't connect to the account yahoo
    mausreaper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have found the source of the problem if your mac's primary browser is logged into a different yahoo account it will not connect to the yahoo account you wish to retrieve your mail from for whatever reason.

  • 7. Re: Mail Can't connect to the account yahoo
    mausreaper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It appears I spoke to soon half an hour later it asked for my password again so I did some research and learned that yahoo figures they can make some money off people accessing their emails offline with POP type services

     

     

    mausreaper wrote:


    It appears there is no solution that won't cost us $20. yahoo has formated their internet server to deny your pc/mac mail applications the right to access your emails "offline" with POP services unless of course you buy into their mail plus program or have a smart phone. So pay $20 dollars to view your email at your pc without opening it in your browser or just pull your phone out and do it for free. http://mailplus.mail.yahoo.com

     

  • 8. Re: Mail Can't connect to the account yahoo
    Fred Thorne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This appears to be the same business strategy Yahoo employed a few years ago, requiring I either abandon Yahoo altogether (requiring everyone I know also abandon my easy-to-remember e-mail address), or pony up their $19.99/year fee for POP e-mail.  I paid.  I did so for several years, then discovered along the way they dropped the fee for POP e-mail--and so at the next renewal date I dropped the 'upgraded' fee-based version of Yahoo Mail, and everything continued to work just fine. Until now.

     

    It's a shame.  I know it's only $20 per year, but it very much annoys me they've gone back to this business strategy - which may prompt me to simply abandon Yahoo altogether and use my free iCloud service from Apple.  I liked my Yahoo web-based address and it's the very last e-mail address for me to drop--I even let Google Mail go--but I feel as if Yahoo just isn't leaving me a choice.  There isn't $20/year worth of value in that e-mail address.

     

     

     

    Fred

  • 9. Re: Mail Can't connect to the account yahoo
    Fred Thorne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you much rachinartor - perhaps it's not as I indicated in my post a moment ago after all.  As you suggested, I:

     

    1. Clicked on Mail
    2. Chose Preferences
    3. Selected the troublesome Yahoo account
    4. Erased the password
    5. Closed out of Mail, Saving my settings when prompted.
    6. Reopened Mail by clicking on it.
    7. Selected Preferences again.
    8. Selected the troublesome Yahoo account.
    9. Changed the PW back to my correct password.

     

    Not sure it was necessary, but for good measure I "synced" my Yahoo account.  A few minutes later it was sending and receiving e-mail.

  • 10. Re: Mail Can't connect to the account yahoo
    Ken Auggie Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    I tried Fred's steps (which I assume you did on a Mac and wasn't referring to an iOS device) but I still get the annoying errors with a couple Yahoo accounts.

     

    I maintain several Yahoo accounts and only recently added them to Mail when I discovered there was now the ability to do so (before, I only added them to my iOS devices).

     

    When I started getting these errors I disabled all affected Yahoo accounts on all my iOS devices, but STILL get these annoying errors.

     

    Sometimes I can temporarily get rid of the errors if I quit Mail then relaunch it.  But eventually I will get the dreaded error...

  • 11. Re: Mail Can't connect to the account yahoo
    Fred Thorne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ken, I continued to have the same issues again myself after posting my most recent reply.

     

    Frustrated, I simply went into Settings, E-mail, and removed Yahoo altogether from the iMac.  Then in Settings I set up Yahoo again.  Seems to be working normally again--hopefully for a longer period of time this time.  The process deleted all my on-line Yahoo folders from the iMac, but upon reinstall they all were put back in place.

     

    Fred

  • 12. Re: Mail Can't connect to the account yahoo
    TheRealJoxer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have 2 yahoo accounts.  Both have started displaying pop-ups on the MBP, I just hit ok and then it logs in just fine.

     

    One wrinkle - recently I was duped into clicking a link and my yahoo address list go spammed by a similar message (probably becuase my default browser was signed into yahoo).  I wonder if even without the password they have just started trying to crack these using weak passwords, or managed to at some point before I generated strong passwords for this account and they occasionally try to log in and trigger something in Yahoo security that is getting my Mail connection bumped.  No problems with imap on google whatsoever.

  • 13. Re: Mail Can't connect to the account yahoo
    flemingg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Guys, let's not lose sight of the fact that the common elements are mac and mail. When it fails with mac mail, it works with iPad, iPhone, etc. The problem is not yahoo, it is mac OS or the mac mail app. And yes, I have the same problem!

  • 14. Re: Mail Can't connect to the account yahoo
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,370 points)

    flemingg wrote:

     

    Guys, let's not lose sight of the fact that the common elements are mac and mail. When it fails with mac mail, it works with iPad, iPhone, etc. The problem is not yahoo, it is mac OS or the mac mail app. And yes, I have the same problem!

    Yahoo do not provide free access in a mail client, POP or Imap. You need a Yahoo+ account. (Or a different email provider)

     

    They do provide free access to IOS and Android devices, just not PC's and Macs.

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