ATT Yahoo Mandates OAuth or Secure Password Key for POP3

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ATT Yahoo Mandates OAuth or Secure Password Key for POP3

Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:57 am

Last week my MailWasher Pro application could no longer login to my ATT-Yahoo account via POP3, and my second POP3 application had the same issue.

To make a long story short, the solution turned out to be simple.....

I went to the following web page for instructions on how to create a NEW PASSWORD for logging into POP3 server (called 'Secure Password Key').........:

Create a secure mail key
https://www.att.com/support/article/ema ... ccess=true


Following these instructions, I was able to create a NEW PASSWORD (called 'Secure Password Key') for my two  POP3 applications.

I copied and pasted this NEW PASSWORD into the password field for my POP3 application login and my app MailWasherPro worked immediately! And my other app also worked with this NEW PASSWORD (called 'Secure Password Key').

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I searched for "OAuth" in the online MailWasher Pro user guide and did not get a hit. Did I miss something?

I also noticed there was a Check box in the POP3 account setup. I checked this box, but MailWasher Pro would still NOT work.

In any event, following ATT's instructions for creating a NEW PASSWORD (called 'Secure Password Key') worked immediately.

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