Solved why does yahoo mail no longer forward mail to my mac.

May 7, 2017 at 06:32:16
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Why is it that yahoo mail no longer forwards to my mac mail. Also all e mails in yahoo are duplicated.

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May 9, 2017 at 09:01:02
I've had the same problem with outgoing server "greyed out" in MacMail too...

Not sure how I resolved it. Possibly "rebuilt" the account in MacMail...

To add to the current problem under discussion now.. My BT account (still running as bt.yahoo in terms of downloads) is again downloading olde (already downloaded) emails yet again on my Mac Mini (el capitan).

Likewise a dedicated yahoo account (never downloaded via any client app onto any computer; always used web-mail access for it) also redownloaded olde emails to my iPhone etc.. at about the same time...

I strongly suspect it's a yahoo issue overall.l BT (in the UK) originally used yahoo as their mail carrier and are still transferring to BT's own servers exclusively - the situations are sharing a common bug/defect...? That the redownloads started late evening also inclines me to suspect BT server maintenance and work re' transferring accounts from yahoo to BT as part of the problem too. BT's capacity for screwing up their user email accounts is by no means new... It was about three years ago when I discovered what they are upto re' email; after a long chat with a very together lady IT supervisor (based in India!!!).

Looking back in the mists of tyme... I seem to recall doing what is suggested in this link:

http://tinyurl.com/mlfllcf

See if it helps. It has been known to resolve the problem with smtp greyed out etc...; and also connection problems various.

And this is another discussion along the same line; the fourth message down has a link worth to follow/read...

http://tinyurl.com/m62qebe

This is a similar approach for incoming mail:

http://tinyurl.com/za2w9ry

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May 7, 2017 at 08:04:08
Are you forwarding your Yahoo mail to another account, which you in turn have setup on your MAC? Or, do you have the Yahoo account configured in Mac Mail?

Doing the best I can here... And remember, there's always more than one path to success. :)


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May 7, 2017 at 08:58:20
Yes Jeffiner's queries are rather key here... How have you set up yahoo mail re' your Mac receiving emails?


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May 7, 2017 at 09:42:08
Hi Jennifer, I've had no problems for the last five years and suddenly it's stopped forwarding. Have checked everything over and over from both ends. Everything seems to be in order. I set it up in mail and the forwarding address in Yahoo is correct but I keep getting a drop down telling me mail can't connect to Yahoo. Something else which is driving me crazy is that when I login to Yahoo to check my mail all e mails are duplicated. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. With Thanks Victoria.

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May 7, 2017 at 09:46:22
Hi trvir, as I've just explained to Jennifer I've checked the forwarding address in Yahoo and all is correct. Getting no help in forums so putting it out wherever I can. Thanks for reply. Victoria.

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May 7, 2017 at 10:45:21
Have you tried starting afresh; as in stop forwarding emails - remove the settings completely; logging out, then back in and recreating the forwarding routine?

Incidentally... there is a touble-shooter/repair connection within MacMail - have you tried that?

I have found occasionally (too often at times in the past with yahoo mail and those email services who use yahoo as the base) that the system simply refuses to behave... Then for no apparent reason it al starts again OK. Also the trouble-shooter routine has been useful on occasion.

Don't use yahoo's support services; they're now third-party and whilst the initial phone call is free they will charge for anything they offer to do. Invariably they will ask to remote i, run a pest scanner, say they've found this or that and offer to fix it - for a fee... Sadly yahoo support is shadow of what it once was...

See if the information here is of any help:

http://osxdaily.com/2015/07/05/reso...

Also - which version of Mac OSX are you using?

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May 9, 2017 at 08:17:28
Hi trvir, thanks for reply.
My Mac 10.10.5 I'm going to try doing as you sugest by removing the settings and putting them back in.
Have tried MacMail trouble shooting and no good there. One thing that bothers me is in my MacMail account the smtp.mail..yahoo.com in the out going server is greyed out. Can't figure out if the Mac is the problem or Yahoo. Anyway will do as you suggest and let you know how I get on.

Ta Victoria.


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May 9, 2017 at 09:01:02
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I've had the same problem with outgoing server "greyed out" in MacMail too...

Not sure how I resolved it. Possibly "rebuilt" the account in MacMail...

To add to the current problem under discussion now.. My BT account (still running as bt.yahoo in terms of downloads) is again downloading olde (already downloaded) emails yet again on my Mac Mini (el capitan).

Likewise a dedicated yahoo account (never downloaded via any client app onto any computer; always used web-mail access for it) also redownloaded olde emails to my iPhone etc.. at about the same time...

I strongly suspect it's a yahoo issue overall.l BT (in the UK) originally used yahoo as their mail carrier and are still transferring to BT's own servers exclusively - the situations are sharing a common bug/defect...? That the redownloads started late evening also inclines me to suspect BT server maintenance and work re' transferring accounts from yahoo to BT as part of the problem too. BT's capacity for screwing up their user email accounts is by no means new... It was about three years ago when I discovered what they are upto re' email; after a long chat with a very together lady IT supervisor (based in India!!!).

Looking back in the mists of tyme... I seem to recall doing what is suggested in this link:

http://tinyurl.com/mlfllcf

See if it helps. It has been known to resolve the problem with smtp greyed out etc...; and also connection problems various.

And this is another discussion along the same line; the fourth message down has a link worth to follow/read...

http://tinyurl.com/m62qebe

This is a similar approach for incoming mail:

http://tinyurl.com/za2w9ry

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May 15, 2017 at 09:15:38
Thanks tvir, this link worked. Now have my smtp back in the outgoing but mail still can't connect to yahoo. I think I know why this is happening but have no idea how to rectify it. About a month ago I accepted a verification key for the account thinking it would help not having to use a password. Big mistake as it seems to be causing all the problems. Tried everything suggested online, the main one being to go into security and manage bu there is no such thing on my computer. It seems there is no way of deleting this key. Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks Victoria.

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