Yahoo Mail insecure

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Yahoo Mail insecure

Postby jbrentin » Mon May 21, 2018 6:07 pm

When X1 tries to access my Yahoo mail account it is prevented from doing so by Yahoo because of outdated security standards. Here's the message I receive from Yahoo:

"Your account is currently not enabled to sign in from apps that do not meet modern security standards (ex. Older versions of mail 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 uses less secure sign in, go to and turn on "Allow apps that use less secure sign in". This is not recommended and may leave your account more vulnerable to compromise. To learn more, please visit our help page:

Yahoo gives me the option to change my settings to "let down my guard" so that X1 can gain access, but they don't recommend it and I hate to do it.

Is there a modern security upgrade that X1 should have?

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Re: Yahoo Mail insecure

Postby Kenward » Tue May 22, 2018 2:48 am

This continues the theme started here:

X1 Discussion • View topic - Unable to connect to AOL account after password change

X1 needs to catch up with recent security developments in IMAP and other email systems.
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