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Outlook 2007 won't connect to Yahoo mail

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#1 Gyro Jerry

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 10:51 PM

I changed my password at Yahoo Mail.  Now Outlook 2007 will not connect to upload or download emails to my laptop.


I can log in to Yahoo mail via the internet but I prefer to save my emails on my PC.  I use an Android mobile also and having updated the Yahoo password, it will still access to read and reply to emails.


My Laptop is running Win7 professional and Office 2007, fully updated from MS .  I have previously changed Yahoo passwords and retained access to my emails using Outlook but only by deleting the account on Outlook and re-entering all the account information with the new password, but even this does not work now - I get a "cannot connect to server" error.


Not sure I'm asking this in the correct place here, but any help will be appreciated.  Thanks.



Edited by hamluis, 10 November 2017 - 07:18 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Web Browsing/Email - Hamluis.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 05:22 AM

Windowz 10 has an awesome Mail app that connects to all e-mail accounts including Yahoo —I use it —Outlook is buggy & flawed when it comes to becoming your default e-mail client. I suggest you upgrade to Windowz 10 Home or Pro —that'll definitely help ! I used Outlook too but that would take eons to download thousands of e-mails & I hated the whole profile-oriented interface.

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 11:34 AM

Hello Jerry,


When you change email password on the Yahoo side you will see "Outlook can't connect"



account name

password: ****** (you need to change only the password)

and make sure the check the check box "Save this password"



and click ok if it keeps popping up when you insert the wrong password however you can also change the password in Account setting. Attached below (Please note I use Gmail but this is only showing where the password field is in the account settings) 


This is Step by Step tutorial on Outlook server information. Please note this is on IMAP protocol http://pop2imap.com/yahoo_outlook_2013.php However if you want to use pop3 (https://help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN4724.html)


Imap syncs with the sever so when you read the email or delete the email it will automatically delete or read. Mobile phones use IMAP.

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#4 Gyro Jerry

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 06:32 AM

Thanks for the answers Guys, the cause of my problem turned out to be something else.


There is no way I will convert to W10.  I will only have to use that if I get a new computer!!


The problem turned out to be Yahoo's 2 step login process which requires re-setting if the password is changed.  You have to open your account at yahoo and go to the security page and generate a password for 2 step login.  Copy this to clip board then go to Outlook and send an mail or run a Test Account Settings in your email account setup form, and when that second Enter Password dialogue box appears, enter or paste that password and hit enter.  Bobs' yer uncle and your have access again.  This is a one off requirement until you change anything in your account settings either in Yahoo od Outlook.





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