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WM's avatar
New Contributor II
31 days ago

Gmail POP-ing worked, now with yahoo hosting it doesn't

I posted to another message that was marked "SOLVED".  Not  sure what it was marked solved as I see people are having issues. I use gmail and before this transition used POP to pull my email into my gmail.  My account has been transferred to Yahoo.  I logged into Yahoo's webmail using and see current email there. 

The POP settings for Yahoo are not working.  here are the settings and error message.


This stuff is not rocket science.  This is most likely poor planning and no testing.

  1. I knew I should have gotten away from email a loooonnng time ago

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  • John12345's avatar
    New Contributor


    Did u ever this resolved WITHOUT using Gmailify? I had it working but not a fan of gmailify leaving the emails in yahoo.

    I got it to work using the app generated pswd as Darkatt indicated above.

    And no, WM you do not change ur cox/yahoo regular pswd.

    Like you though, I knew I should have dumped cox a long time ago. This bs is typical of how they do business.

  • programa's avatar
    New Contributor


    Also no FREE account email forwarding anymore RIPPED they want $5 a month that is crazy

    I WAS ABLE TO GMAILIFY no generated password so in gmail select gmailfy trick is -> enter your email with a but then login with your and yahoo password not a generated one.. its working   - your welcome (grey hair programmer with some personality issues) send starbucks to me programa

    • WM's avatar
      New Contributor II

      Hi Darkatt , Have you attempted this with a gmail account?  And does it work for you? 

      I have a  question for you; When you generate that pwd? Do I then need to change my yahoo/ account to that generated pwd? Then that is the pwd I use when I "pop" my yahoo/ email to my gmail account?

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    • WM's avatar
      New Contributor II

      Thanks Julian.  I have just sent the requested information to

      Date: 4/22/2024 8:15am PST (Daylight Savings Time)