April 1st, 2020
February 19, 2021
Have you ever faced a situation where Yahoo blocks access to your email account from a third-party app? Some third-party email apps do not use Yahoo’s branded sign-in page. As a result, you cannot access your email account from such apps even if you enter the correct email and password. In order to access the Yahoo email account on such third-party apps, you need to generate an app password to get Yahoo mail third party access. That app password will be generated randomly to give permission to a third-party app for accessing the Yahoo account. All you need to do is provide the password once in order to sign in to third-party apps.
The reason why Yahoo blocks access to your Yahoo mail account from a third-party app is saving your account from any vulnerability. In order to get the Yahoo mail third party access, follow the steps shown below:
Step 1: First, sign in to your Yahoo account. And then go to the Profile Name in the top-right corner and click Account info.
Step 2: On the Yahoo account settings page, click the Account security tab in the left pane. You will be prompted to enter your email ID and password again.
Step 3: You can now see the Account security screen. Scroll down to see the Generate app password option, and then click it.
Step 4: The App passwords dialog box will appear. Here you need to select an app by clicking the dropdown arrow shown next to the Select your app option.
Note: In case you do not find the app for which you need the password, select the Other app option. And then you can simply enter the customer name for which you want access to your yahoo mail account. If you are using a 3rd party software, you need to enter the company’s name that is providing the software.
Step 5: Finally, click the Generate button to generate the password. You will see the password, you can copy the password to use it for your app. Click Done.
Please note that the app password can only be used to sign in to third-party apps. Your original password remains intact, and you can use it to log in to your Yahoo mail account just like you normally do.