Yahoo Mail Forwarding Fix

At the beginning of 2021 Yahoo is tighten up their email settings and therefore only paying customers are allowed to redirect their emails to another account. To bypass this you can do the following steps:

  1. Open your favorite web-browser and login to your Yahoo account
  2. Click on your name and open “Account Information”
  3. Click on “Account Security”
  4. Click on “Manage App Security”
  5. Select e.g. “Outlook Desktop” and a new password is presented. Let this site open or copy/paste it in a text editor. You will need it in a later step.

After you have a new app password, open your favorite web-browser and login to your e.g. Outlook account

  1. Click on “Settings”
  2. Click on “Show All Settings”
  3. Click on “Email”
  4. Click on “Email sychronization”
  5. “Add additional email accounts”
  6. Enter your Yahoo user (full email) and use the app password which was generated in the previous step
    pop.mail.yahoo.com, port 995, SSL
    imap.mail.yahoo.com, port 993, SSL
    smtp.mail.yahoo.com, port 587, SSL, use authentification
  7. Test by sending an email to your Yahoo account
  8. Congratulation you did bypass the new Yahoo restrictions 😉