Yahoo! Mail Broken?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by oldMac, Mar 7, 2002.

  1. oldMac macrumors 6502a

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    Hi All,

    After successfully using the Mac OS X "Mail" app as a POP client for Yahoo! Mail for several months, I was very surprised to start getting errors last night.

    Apparently yahoo has started requiring folks to authenticate to use their SMTP servers. Well, no problem, I thought... And I set my Mail preferences to use SMTP authentication (with correct username/password) for my Yahoo account.

    Unfortunately, it still fails.

    I know that SMTP authentication standards are a bit varied and shaky, but man... this sucks.

    Anybody know of a workaround?
     
  2. stoid macrumors 601

    stoid

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    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
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    Apple E-mail

    get an @mac.com address, I got rid of my hotmail account, and I couldn't be happier!!!
     

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