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POP access stopped working

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Established 'Hoo

Re: POP access stopped working

@Jaimie

Logged in on the web to yahoo  mail and sent a message to myself - it was recevied when I checked yahoo mail on the web.


Sent a messaage to my yahoo account using my gmail - it was recevied when I checked yahoo mail on the web.

 

Sent a message to my yahoo account using Pegasus client on my pc with POP settings for yahoo smtp server - it was recevied when I checked yahoo mail on the web.


Sent a message to my yahoo account using K9 client on my phone with POP settings for yahoo smtp server - it was recevied when I checked yahoo mail on the web.

My settings are configured correctly:

Incoming Mail (POP) Server

  • Server - pop.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port - 995
  • Via Direct SSL connect

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server

  • Server - smtp.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port - 465
  • Via Direct SSL connect
  • Requires authentication - Yes

Ports are not blocked - sends via SMTP fine - works fine for my other email providers from same Pegasus client on PC and K9 client on phone. But turned off firewall to run a test and still could not retrieve yahoo mails via POP.

 

Sending emails via SMTP works fine.

 

IMAP works fine from PC's and phone to retrieve mail

Not using 2 step verification

Allow apps that use less secure sign in is turned on.

2 other email address were added a long time ago and show verified.

This was working fine yesterday morning @ 9AM - 3 hours later it wasn't


 

 

 

Established 'Hoo

Re: POP access stopped working

@Jaimie

 

Just saw that the forum software appears to think some of the lines of info in the copy of the connection log file I included are phone numbers. Not sure how to get around that - but here it is again with the time stamps removed - you can see it connects and establishes an SSL session the passes the ID - then the password - then it gets a Socket read timeout - timeout is currently set to 30 seconds on the pc - was set to 60 seconds on pc I was using this  morning.

Connect to 'pop.mail.yahoo.com', timeout 30 seconds.
SSL/TLS session established
 ECDHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384, TLSv1.2, Kx=ECDH, Au=RSA, *Enc=AESGCM(256), Mac=AEAD
Peer's certificate name is '/C=US/ST=California/L=Sunnyvale/O=Yahoo Inc./OU=Information Technology/CN=legacy.pop.mail.yahoo.com'.
OK hello from jpop-0.1
 USER ******
OK password required.
 PASS XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Socket read timeout

Administratin' 'Hoo

Re: POP access stopped working

Have you tried setting up an app specific password?

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Established 'Hoo

Re: POP access stopped working

@Jaimie


Is an App Specific Password  a new requirement?  Never needed one before. Like I said it has worked on the same pc's (5 of them) and phones (2 of them) just fine until yesterday late morning.


Administratin' 'Hoo

Re: POP access stopped working

It is a new requirement.

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Established 'Hoo

Re: POP access stopped working

So Yahoo just started enforcing this Tuesday? Even though I had it set to allow access from what Yahoo calls less secure? Still sounds to me like something broke.

But - I created an app password and it works but now I have to use a password that I need to have written down in order to remember it since it is a complete random set of digits.

Time to switch to gmail and save myself some money.