1. ahuczek's Avatar
    Hey ya'll. I've commented some here but I think this is my first official thread at wpcentral. So Hi :)

    Ok, Ive got a question about email authentication on wp7.5 devices. I have an htc trophy and lately (as in about a month ago or so) I have had non stop trouble opening my yahoo account on my phone. I have my gmail and yahoo linked to my mail tile. Im 99% sure this happened after I added two step verification through gmail. Through gmail, you can add authorized accounts and it sends you a text just like it does for your gmail account so that you can verify them on your phone. I did that and it worked at first but now nearly every time I open up my email I have a password screen that pops up for yahoo. Its so annoying.

    I think Im going to either A) remove 2 step verification because its more trouble than its worth or B) remove my yahoo account and then reinstall it on my phone. B worries me a bit though because Im not sure if I'm going to lose all of my email data when I remove the account or if it will all be available again after I add it back on my phone.

    So, anybody else have issues related to 2 step verification on their windows phones?
    05-24-2013 07:55 PM
  2. ahuczek's Avatar
    nothin huh? for the most popular windows phone site, its awfully quiet around here haha.
    05-25-2013 07:30 PM
  3. dnlbntl's Avatar
    I'm not sure if this will help any, but after initiating 2-factor authentication on my Microsoft account, I lost synching between it and my phone (WP8). I was only able to get it back after obtaining an 'application password' from the account's settings page while in IE and entering that into the password field.

    Ran across this thread in the midst of frantically searching for a solution and hope this is of some use to you - or that you managed to resolve it yourself.
    06-08-2013 09:29 AM

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