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Thanks for the reply Rod.
Have now changed the server to the co.uk one on port 465 with SSL. When I try to send, the status bar states "Connected to smtp.mail.yahoo.co.uk..." and the progress bar appears for about a minute.
The error message then appears stating: "Sending of message failed. The message could not be sent because connecting to SMTP server smtp.mail.yahoo.co.uk failed. The server may be unavailable or is refusing SMTP connections. Please verify that your SMTP server setting is correct and try again, or else contact your network administrator.
In the past I believed I used the .com server and this wouldn't work without the webmail extensions (as far as I can remember), I don't think I ever tried the co.uk server even when I had it working.
Thanks for your help!
In the settings for the SMTP server, change the port to 587 and change Use secure connection: to No.
Yes, the .com accounts require webmail. I suspect that when Yahoo! changed their .com server to require registered e-mail addresses, they only registered .com e-mail addresses on that server, so your .co.uk address no longer works.
The servers are faulty, because they sometimes disconnect without any error message when authentication fails. That's why the status says Connected, but Thunderbird's error message says connecting failed. Thunderbird 3 will have different, and hopefully clearer error messages,
Rod, you're a genius! It works now, I'm sure I tried those settings before! But it's started sending now so that's the main thing.
One question remains, what are the security implications of sending my emails unsecured now?
Without security, it is possible for a packet sniffer to retrieve your userid and password when you login to the server. Because they are base64 encoded, they are not easily recognisable, but they are not secure.
Dont know if this helps, but this drove me nuts for weeks and tried most permutations of what anyone suggested here and elsewhere
Now I have things working again - this is what I did.
Couldnt get Webmail to work when it just stopped March/April- as others have reported
Decided to go for Yahoo POP3 bits - UK account using Classic (dont know if that matters)
In TB created a new email a/c - not web mail
Incoming server pop.mail.yahoo.co.uk on with SSL (use secure authentication not ticked )
User name is email id upto the @yahoo.co.uk
I created a new SMTP server for each TB Yahoo a/c and associated it to the a/c
Server smtp.mail.yahoo.co.uk on port 587 TLS (if available) ticked
username as for incoming
Weird thing is I still have a yahoo a/c that can send and receive using webmail ... very odd - but if it aint broke....
Hope this helps
I have exactly the same problem Thunderbird. I tried a lot of configurations but I think I solved the problem!
So if you have a <username>@yahoo.co.uk type email address you can use the same configuration described al Yahoo's help pages but at smtp server use smtp.mail.yahoo.co.uk.
This is working for me:)
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