1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Using MS Windows 10. When turned on message says Yahoo mail account settings are out of date and provides Fix Account option. When this is pressed connects to Google account which I sign into by typing in password. It then advises that a 2 step verification is turned on. A verification code is texted to my phone which I enter into verification process and press done. Then I go back to email and attempt to sync then the process just repeats as per above. Extremely frustrating and no email on netbook. How do I fix?
    07-22-2016 09:13 PM
  2. thron's Avatar
    I get this message about once a month for all of my Yahoo accounts on my Windows phone.
    Generally, going to the settings and re-entering the password fixes it.

    However, today I had to uninstall the affected account and re-add it. Perhaps whatever bug messed up my sync did yours, too. Did you try removing it & re-adding it?

    On the flip side, if you just added 2-step verification, that may also be why it doesn't sync (because you need to get that key everytime). <Just a guess and/or sync is incompatible with 2-step. I don't use 2-step, can't say for certain.

    Also! I discovered this week, that if you switch 'on' the "Block insecure apps from connecting," you crippled your Windows mail app. I got an email from Yahoo, once I switched this on, bragging that they blocked an unauthorized attempt.. which I later found out, was me! The email they sent tells me to check my mail via Android & Iphone apps (notice how Windows apps are missing?)

    No way to reach out to Yahoo and ask why they leave a legitimate phone OS off the 'secure apps' list. Not sure if this happens on the desktop version of the Yahoo mail app for Windows 10, also.
  3. thron's Avatar
    I get this message about once a month for all of my Yahoo accounts on my Windows phone.
    Generally, going to the settings and re-entering the password fixes it.

    However, today I had to uninstall the affected account and re-add it. Perhaps whatever bug messed up my sync did yours, too. Did you try removing it & re-adding it?

    On the flip side, if you just added 2-step verification, that may also be why it doesn't sync (because you need to get that key everytime). <Just a guess and/or sync is incompatible with 2-step. I don't use 2-step, can't say for certain.

    Also! I discovered this week, that if you switch 'on' the "Block insecure apps from connecting," you crippled your Windows mail app. I got an email from Yahoo, once I switched this on, bragging that they blocked an unauthorized attempt.. which I later found out, was me! The email they sent tells me to check my mail via Android & Iphone apps (notice how Windows apps are missing?)

    No way to reach out to Yahoo and ask why they leave a legitimate phone OS off the 'secure apps' list. Not sure if this happens on the desktop version of the Yahoo mail app for Windows 10, also.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    07-22-2016 11:14 PM
  4. aximtreo's Avatar
    Don't know how other do it but I forward all my extraneous email apps to my POP account. I don't have Yahoo, or AOL or any other source added as an account on my 1520. All those messages go directly to my POP account. Easy Peasy.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    07-23-2016 08:41 AM

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