6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 14, 2013 5:59 AM by WhoCanHelp
israelfromgranger Level 1 Level 1

hi im running mountain lion and my yahoo account keeps asking for my password every now and then and its getting really annoying. i enter the right password but then it will ask for it again later. its only with my yahoo account. can anyone help? thank you!


MacBook
Reply by arthur on Apr 7, 2013 3:54 AM Helpful
  1. go to applications > utilities > keychain access
  2. you may need to enter your password to unlock the lock in the left upper corner.
  3. under keychains select login
  4. under category select passwords
  5. make sure that there are no duplicate entries for yahoo mail. If there are, delete them
  6. if that doesn't work, delete all of the yahoo entries, and go back in mail.app > preferences and delete the yahoo account and reenter the account info from scratch.
  7. doing keychain first aid wouldn't hurt either.
    1. in keychain access, do option-command-A
    2. verify and then repair.
  8. this will probably fix it.

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  • arthur Level 5 Level 5
    expertise.ibooks
    iBooks
    1. go to applications > utilities > keychain access
    2. you may need to enter your password to unlock the lock in the left upper corner.
    3. under keychains select login
    4. under category select passwords
    5. make sure that there are no duplicate entries for yahoo mail. If there are, delete them
    6. if that doesn't work, delete all of the yahoo entries, and go back in mail.app > preferences and delete the yahoo account and reenter the account info from scratch.
    7. doing keychain first aid wouldn't hurt either.
      1. in keychain access, do option-command-A
      2. verify and then repair.
    8. this will probably fix it.
  • israelfromgranger Level 1 Level 1

    just tried this. so far so good. guess all i can do now is wait. thanks!

  • israelfromgranger Level 1 Level 1

    unfortunatley that didnt fix it :/ it asked me for my password again. i also forgot to mention that when it asks for the password its already entered i just have to click ok.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.applications
    Applications

    If you have a free Yahoo account, access from a mail client is not supported, according to Yahoo. It may work sometimes, but not consistently. You need a paid account. A free account is accessible only through the webmail interface.

       
    You might be able to get Mail working temporarily with a free account by logging in to the webmail interface and confirming your identity, if prompted to do so.

  • K I M B A K A T Level 1 Level 1

    This worked for me.

     

    Apparently, you need to now tell yahoo which devices you are using.

     

    If there are  duplicate entries here - see below link - (two types of similar devices) you need to delete both.

     

    Please see here.

     

    http://help.yahoo.com/kb/index?page=content&id=SLN6273&locale=en_US&y=PROD_MAIL_ MOBILE

  • WhoCanHelp Level 1 Level 1

    Hi ,

    I sure could use your help .. My phone prompts me for

    My yahoo password for mail before I send a email . When I do this

    On my yahoo activity page it shows a IP address out of Texas and its registers

    As a Verizon headquarters in Jersey . Generally when I log in under mail on phone

    It says browser as access type on yahoo activity page but when prompted to manually

    Put password in it shows a weird IP address in Texas as location but actually is a headquarters

    In jersey .. Under yahoo it shows yahoo mail mobile login ? I don't

    Have a app ? No one can seem to help me understand I want to ensure this happens and is some what

    Normal ..

    Any advice ?