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    • #89 Score: 0

      I’ve recently started to have problems logging in to Yahoo’s smtp server:

      I receive an email now:
      “Sign-in attempt prevented”
      Your account is currently not enabled for sign-in from apps that do not meet modern security standards (e.g. older versions of email and calendar apps such as Outlook). As a result, we prevented a sign-in to your Yahoo account.
      We strongly recommend that you switch to Yahoo’s apps, such as Yahoo Mail, on desktop and mobile and remove your account from all other less secure apps.
      If you still want to use an app that has a less secure sign-in method, go to https://login.yahoo.com/account/security#other-apps and turn on ‘Allow apps that use less secure sign-in’. This is not recommended and can leave your account more vulnerable to compromise.

      https://help.yahoo.com/kb/account/SLN27791.html?locale=en_GB instructs users to “make sure that your third party (non-Yahoo) email programs use current security standards.”

      I have changed my email account settings to be ‘less secure’, and it works fine again, but I wanted to let you know about the situation.

      Love the software, BTW!

    • #91 Score: 1
      1 pt


      One of these days i’ll see about getting the software up to snuff, but I’m not sure when I’ll have the time.

      Glad you got it up and going again!

    • #111 Score: 0

      Looks like I might be getting the same problem with a domain that I host with hover.com. Anyone else had problems there ?

    • #128 Score: 0
      Gil Fleming

      I’m posting here because I can’t see a facility to generate a new topic. Can anyone help?

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