Yahoo blocking “less secure” mail apps

What Yahoo calls “less secure” is just the good old fashioned “password based” login – where a mail app sends your password to Yahoo’s servers, over an encrypted network connection.

This is how it’s worked for years and years, with pretty much all mail providers.

Now, the new tech, called OAUTH2, is more secure (it doesn’t need to send the passwords to the mail servers at all), but it doesn’t mean that passwords are suddently not secure.

Please follow this support article, the relevant link is near the end:
https://help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN27791.html


PS: AquaMail already supports OAUTH2 for GMail, Hotmail and Yandex.

We have OAUTH2 for Yahoo “done and ready to go” and it will be included in the next update.