as of late I´m running into difficulties when trying to use the e-mail-client sylpheed with a yahoo mail account.
Until the day before yesterday I could use sylpheed in connection with a yahoo account without any problems.
Since yesterday however authentication seems to fail.
“Fehler bei der Authentisierung. 535 5.7.0 (#AUTH005) Too many bad auth attempts.”
is the eroor I get after trying to establish a a connection with the
I cannot receive or send any e-mails any longer.
I´m not sure whether that´s the reason but late last year yahoo sent out reminder mails with this content:
"we’re letting you know that Yahoo Mail
will no longer support third-party applications (such as third-party email,
calendar, or contact applications that weren’t developed by Yahoo) using
outdated sign-in methods. We’ve noticed you might be using one, so we need you
to make some changes before 20 October 2020.
Please take one of the actions below to keep your inbox running securely […]"
The respective actions were inacceptable as they implied deleting one´s app on the system and then re-installing it with the possible loss of data.
For thunderbird there was still the option of changing the authentication method to “OAuth2” (desciibed here - in German - but with pictures: https://www.thunderbird-mail.de/forum/thread/85036-yahoo-sagt-ich-soll-konto-löschen-und-hinzufügen-geht-das-auch-einfacher-ja/ ).
Yet I haven´t found a method of doing that in sylpheed.
So does anyone know whether it´s possible at all to use a yahoo-mail-account with sylpheed nowadays?
Many thanks in advance.