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I cannot get thunderbird to access my yahoo mail account

Keeps giving error message that "sending of password did not succeed" and "invalid user/password". Have checked all settings & they appear to be correct. Using "" for incoming and "" for outgoing mail. Ports set at 110 and 25 respectively. Using user name of bctobias & email address of

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  • bctobias Nov 11, 2008

    Thank you so much, Scott. You saved me a lot of additional frustration. Appreciate you sharing your knowledge.

    Regards, Barb

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    I can't access my emails on my mobile phone not sure if I'm using correct password

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    this has been my e-mail address since I owned my in the lasts few months was notified on 4 or 5 occasions to change my password

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    can't access my account changed my password and it still doesn't work

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    want to check my mail

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    email user: white45tail31 password: pass72word68

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    I m not sure what my email is or the password

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Trying to change my password

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    I just want to check my mail ******

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    i'm locked out of my yahoo mail. i reset my password and now i can't get in with that password.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    My log-in name has been confirmed by Yahoo. Now, I am trying to create a new password for my Yahoo account. What I fill in meets all the criteria as all the green check marks appear underneath the box. Then when I submit the password, I get a red message that the password is weak and to create a stronger message.

    I have been attempting this since last Sunday. Today is Wednesday. I have sent an e-mail more than 48 hours ago to Yahoo and received no response. I have phoned the customer care line multiple times only to be be cut off after waiting 10-15 minutes. I am repeating the process now and have been waiting more than 20 minutes.

    To whom and where should I complain. The addresses you give in other solutions just lead to a round robin within Yahoo Help.

    Sincerely, Nona Claudia

    I have been on the customer assistance phone line waiting now for over 35 minutes. I have been cut off three times before.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    yahoo mail will not take my password.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    commandot RETR failed. can not get the meesage. E-postservern answerd: problem retrieving message.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    some one by using my email address and my contacts sending different advertises to my contacts. I changed my password twice. what can I do?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    forgotten Yahoo pass word for my yahoo mail accont

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    people are getting mail I never sent to them.
    I recently changed my password because of this but it is still happening.

    Please call me at 404 299-8569

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    I'm bloked from my yahoo I can't access my email



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Do you have paid membership for the Yahoo services ?
As I know it will be only then available if you have Paid membership.. for free user Yahoo did not provide email Snynchronising with Outlook or Thunderbird.

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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    Puneet Jain Nov 11, 2008

    The problem is that in order to use Yahoo email on a Outlook, POP3 or HTTP, Yahoo asks you to get Yahoo Mail Plus. They are forcing you to pay for $19.99 for a year to be allowed a POP3 account to use for your Outlook 2003 and mail forwarding. 

    I've tried several methods, even trying HTTP: 

    Ive even used software that said it would allow this. But no luck.

    POP3 is only provided and activated by YAHOO when you pay for the yearly subcription. 

    Sorry. Thats really the only solution there is to this because yahoo controls their services to every user.

    I hope this helps.
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    Congratualtions for solve out the problem!  
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Much more common is a sending issue. Often you have to send through your ISP server, contact them for what that server is, if you have sending issues.

I found directions for Outlook, which should be similar to Thunderbird:

Look closely at requires authentication settings....

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