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Outlook 2016 Fails to Connect to Yahoo Mail

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Outlook 2016 Fails to Connect to Yahoo Mail

Cannot access maill account using third party app Microsoft Outlook 2016 using IMAP or POP3.

 

Will allow access when I enable the "Allow apps that use less secure sign-in" in the security menu. I obviously don't want to leave this option enabled.

 

Has anyone else encounterd this issue and if so do they have a solution.

 

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

 

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Reliable 'Hoo

Re: Outlook 2016 Fails to Connect to Yahoo Mail

The answer lies in your question itself.

 

You've to leave the "allow less secure apps" option enabled, otherwise Outlook won't connect.

 

If you don't want to do that, then you'll have to generate a third party app password for Outlook specially.

 

First you should either activate two-step verification or Account Key for your Yahoo account.

 

Then generate a special third party password. Once that's done, you should use this 16-digit special p/w and your full yahoo username to set up outlook.

 

Generate third party password - https://help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN15241.html

 
 
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Reliable 'Hoo

Re: Outlook 2016 Fails to Connect to Yahoo Mail

The answer lies in your question itself.

 

You've to leave the "allow less secure apps" option enabled, otherwise Outlook won't connect.

 

If you don't want to do that, then you'll have to generate a third party app password for Outlook specially.

 

First you should either activate two-step verification or Account Key for your Yahoo account.

 

Then generate a special third party password. Once that's done, you should use this 16-digit special p/w and your full yahoo username to set up outlook.

 

Generate third party password - https://help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN15241.html