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Cannot receive email on one of my 3 Rogers/Yahoo email accounts

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I have three Rogers email accounts on the Yahoo server and use Thunderbird as my POP client.

Until yesterday afternoon, I was able to send and receive messages for the three accounts using Thunderbird but now I can send through all 3 but only receive on through 2. The account causing "receiving" trouble is "i75dave@rogers.com"

I signed on to the Yahoo account for the problem account and had a note to change my password due to some suspicious activity. I did this using the correct Yahoo password protocols - upper/lower characters, numbers and "!" as the special characters.

While in my Yahoo inbox, I noticed several messages ready to download to Thunderbird

Switched to Thunderbird I tried to download messages for this account but after a minute or so, received the message:

Error with account i75Dave@rogers.com Sending of password for user i75Dave@rogers.com did not succeed. Mail server pop.mail.yahoo.com responded: server error - Please try again later.

In Thunderbird, I went through ...

 Tools -> Options -> Security -> Passwords  -> Saved Passwords -> Show Passwords -> Yes 

and for i75Dave@rogers.com changed the password on both the POP and SMTP to the new one I changed on the Yahoo server.

Sent i75Dave@rogers.com a test message through my wife's computer.

Message: Host connected. Sending login information ... and then the same password error.

Closed down, rebooted, reloaded Thunderbird - same password error.

Can anybody help me gain control over i75Dave@rogers.com in Thunderbird for incoming messages?

A BIG thank you if you can help me.

Dave.

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If you're accessing the Yahoo server pop.mail.yahoo.com directly, what is the authentication method, and also for the outgoing, smtp.mail.yahoo.com? If it isn't OAuth2, change it to that, allow cookies in TB Tools/Options/Privacy, remove the passwords from Saved Passwords, restart TB, enter the account password in the OAuth browser window when prompted.

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If you're accessing the Yahoo server pop.mail.yahoo.com directly, what is the authentication method, and also for the outgoing, smtp.mail.yahoo.com? If it isn't OAuth2, change it to that, allow cookies in TB Tools/Options/Privacy, remove the passwords from Saved Passwords, restart TB, enter the account password in the OAuth browser window when prompted.

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Dear SFHowes,

Once again you have saved my email life!

As suggested, I changed both authorizations to OAuth2 and also made sure cookies were allowed. Everything is perfect now although one mystery remains. Why are my other two accounts working perfectly (messages in and out) with normal password authorization ... but not going to worry about this now.

Again, a BIG thanks,

Dave.

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Are the other accounts on the Yahoo servers or the Rogers servers? If it's the latter, normal password should work. If they're on Yahoo as well, normal password might work if the password hasn't been changed since Yahoo introduced OAuth2, but if the password is changed now, or the account is added to another computer, I would expect it's necessary to apply OAuth2.

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On checking, I note a mix of Rogers and Yahoo servers. Will correct so all are consistent. Again, thanks, Dave.

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Which Exact OAuth2 Related URLs Should Be Allowed In TB's Cookie Exception List ?

check Yahoo & OAuth2 related sections/paragraphs.

(please upvote my Q+A in above linked page, if its useful/helpful)

TB = Thunderbird.

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