On Tue, 2020-11-17 at 17:23 -0800, Van Snyder via evolution-list wrote:
> What next?
One of several typos in my previous mail is "Evolution sent an
email...". It should read "Yahoo sent an email...". Actually they sent
more than just one related to the security (/ password) policy. IOW if
the issue can't be fixed by the hints we already provided, consider to
contact Yahoo support. I don't know how hard it is to get in contact
with support ;).
In reply to this post by Gnome Evolution - General mailing list
Yahoo have switched to Oauth. You need to change that setting in
Evolution, or follow the instructions they sent out about using a
1-time password or other options.
Under Edit -> Accounts -> Mail accounts, under the account and
receiving options. I don't have evolution on this machine so cannot
check more sorry.
Changing to Oauth from whatever other method should fix this.
Alternatively, removing and re-creating the account could also work
- but that would also mean re-syncing the emails and that could be a
long process if you retain a large amount of them.
(Apologies to others for sending
responses off-list. I hit 'reply' by habit on Thunderbird instead
of 'reply-list' which is in a slightly different place :( )
On 18/11/20 2:23 pm, Van Snyder via evolution-list wrote:
I've used Evolution on various Linux distributions for years.
I have two accounts @sbcglobal.net.
Both receive mail via imap.mail.yahoo.com on port 993 using
One works fine.
Starting yesterday, the other one asks for my password, then
asks again, then asks again ....
The message is "Authentication Failed IMAP server said BYE:
I didn't update any software.
I didn't change any settings.
I only sat down at my computer and clicked on the account's
I reloaded Evolution.
I changed my password.
I have evolution on three different Linux installations,
from Debian, Ubuntu, and CentOS. I have the same behavior on
all three computers.