barebackbadger8

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Mar 23, 2009
277
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Wolverhampton, UK
this aint for me (not got a mac, waiting for the MBP refresh) its for my uncle.
got him to convert to mac 18months ago and his white macbook as been excellent until this tiny little bug
since last saturday, whenever he opens mail he gets a message to enter his password for his yahoo.co.uk mail account!
he enters his passwords clicks ok and then it immediately comes up asking for it again!
he can log on to the yahoo mail website and get his mail so it aint a password issue!
its been going on for nearly a week now? is there a fix for this?
(and dont say get mobileme, gmail etc or get office 2011 lol)
 

roadbloc

macrumors G3
Aug 24, 2009
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UK
It is my understanding that you need to pay for Yahoo mail forwarding. I may be wrong.
 

roadbloc

macrumors G3
Aug 24, 2009
8,784
213
UK
Maybe I was wrong. I have no other suggestions apart from read this and make sure all your settings are a-ok.
 

soromak

macrumors newbie
Apr 15, 2010
10
0
yea they are correct, and prior to that weekend i mentioned nothing has changed!

I noticed that your uncle has a yahoo.co.uk account.
For co.uk accounts pop/smtp servers are as follows:

pop.mail.yahoo.co.uk/smtp.mail.yahoo.co.uk.

You may also want to check in your uncles settings via webmail whether his pop/forwarding was not accidentally disabled.
If you want to use IMAP with his account then imap.mail.yahoo.com is a valid imap server address for all yahoo accounts.
I use yahoo.co.uk and ymail.com with my Mail at the moment and they work okay.
 

applemagic123

macrumors regular
Aug 19, 2009
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it's a special feature on yahoo, you need to pay for...

I just reformatted my HD and reinstalled osx on it. The mail app would not allow me to add my yahoo account. It stated something to the extent that I needed to add (pay for, basically) some special feature to use POP yahoo. Just ditch the mail app and go to yahoo.com to check email. It's a sad tale, but I'm sure he can live without using mail.app
 

soromak

macrumors newbie
Apr 15, 2010
10
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I just reformatted my HD and reinstalled osx on it. The mail app would not allow me to add my yahoo account. It stated something to the extent that I needed to add (pay for, basically) some special feature to use POP yahoo. Just ditch the mail app and go to yahoo.com to check email. It's a sad tale, but I'm sure he can live without using mail.app

AFAIK you only need to pay for POP access in the USA. In the UK and other countries is free but there is an easy way to bypass that restriction. Just Google for it.You can also use imap instead of pop with yahoo, but it is not configured by Mail by default. See my post above.
 

barebackbadger8

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Mar 23, 2009
277
1
Wolverhampton, UK
ok, dont think its mac mail!
opened up thunderbird also earlier on my shuttle pc and that is doing the same as my uncle's mac mail was doing!
so obviously yahoo have done something. not sure what the work around is its ok for me i have numerous email accounts, but he doesnt
 

ezy-e

macrumors newbie
Dec 30, 2011
1
0
Ever resolved?

Glad I found this thread - I'm having exactly the same issue. Yahoo mail on Mac Mail - password not being accepted. Same with Thunderbird. Did anyone ever find out why?
 
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