Skip navigation

Mail Can't connect to the account yahoo

17852 Views 38 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2014 12:36 AM by Yusufw RSS
1 2 3 Previous Next
rachinartor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Currently Being Moderated
Dec 2, 2012 11:37 AM

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.

iMac
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 2, 2012 1:17 PM (in response to rachinartor)

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

  • dinosoar Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 3, 2012 9:42 AM (in response to rachinartor)

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

  • batarfihm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 10, 2012 11:40 AM (in response to rachinartor)

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

     

    regards,

  • Bensuddy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Dec 29, 2012 3:02 PM (in response to dinosoar)

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

  • mausreaper Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jan 15, 2013 12:50 PM (in response to rachinartor)

    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.

  • mausreaper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jan 15, 2013 1:33 PM (in response to mausreaper)

    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

     

  • Fred Thorne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 9, 2013 5:56 PM (in response to rachinartor)

    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

  • Fred Thorne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 9, 2013 6:05 PM (in response to rachinartor)

    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.

  • Ken Auggie Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 15, 2013 5:11 PM (in response to Fred Thorne)

    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...

  • Fred Thorne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 16, 2013 9:23 AM (in response to rachinartor)

    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

  • TheRealJoxer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 24, 2013 12:48 PM (in response to Fred Thorne)

    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.

  • flemingg Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jun 14, 2013 7:35 PM (in response to rachinartor)

    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!

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,380 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jun 14, 2013 7:44 PM (in response to flemingg)

    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.

1 2 3 Previous Next

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (2)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.