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        I just received an email from Yahoo about a change coming in October regarding the use of non-Yahoo applications to receive email.  I’ve been using MS Outlook for years as I manage several different email accounts.  Here is the weblink I get sent to:    I assume I need to generate a new ‘third part app’ password as they note under the drop down that Outlook does not support “Oauth2 secure sign-in method for Yahoo accounts”

        What is not clear to me is whether closing Outlook at the end of the day constitutes a “sign out” and hence the need for a new password.

        Has anyone dealt with this either using Yahoo or Gmail with Outlook.  I don’t want to screw something up.


      • #2296295 Reply
        Da Boss

        You do a one-time generation of a 16-character passkey (You can change it by re-doing the generation) as instructed.
        In the mail setup in the email client (I use Thunderbird, which OAuth also doesn’t consider secure), you use the 16-character passkey instead of your password.
        In my case, my carrier is ATT. It does not change the password that I use if I login directly to web mail through a browser on the Internet. That remains the original password.

      • #2296296 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        @PKCano – thanks!!  What was confusing was the ‘signing out’ part of this.  I assume when you shut down and restart Thunderbird the generated password is still good, correct?

        • #2296297 Reply
          Da Boss

          The 16-character passkey stays in the email client the same way your old type password did. You have basically substituted one for the other.
          And you use your old password for on-line access the same way you always did.

          Yeah, all you needed was two passwords, right?

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        I use MailWasher as an email front-end, so I queried with them about how this Yahoo change may affect receiving Yahoo emails into both MailWasher and Outlook.   This reply came back from MW support:

        “Yes, likely Outlook will release a update to support this, however if not yes, you will need to follow the Yahoo directions and setup an app password.

        MW however does support this, in MWPro (7.xx versions) click, Settings>>Accounts, click your current Yahoo account and click the Incoming tab>>Advanced, if “Use OAUTH” is not checked, check it, and click Save.

        I checked the account setup settings in Outlook, but did not see anything like “Use OAUTH”.

        Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 2004

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