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Solved: ATT/Yahoo & Thunderbird

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by duckrenter, Sep 23, 2008.

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  1. duckrenter

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    I'm using XP, ATT/Yahoo DSL. I want to use Thunderbird email, I get error message: "MAIL SERVER DOES NOT SUPPORT SECURE AUTHENTICATION".
    Can you help? :confused:

    Thank you
     
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  3. duckrenter

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    Thanks for your reply. Yes I have done as you implied. Now I keep getting a prompt to log in to my ATT/Yahoo account, which I do, it keeps on coming up. I know I'm using the correct password. Also, when I try to get new messages, I get a prompt telling me "Server does not support secure authentication" I'm using Thunderbird version 2.0.0.16. The artical from ATT/Yahoo says thunderbird Version 1.5 and up does support a secure authentication server. I'm totaly confused. Any further help will be greatly appreciated...Thanks Again

    Leo
     
  4. AKAJohnDoe

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    My ISP uses a different set of ports on the POP/SMTP servers for secure authentication from the ports used otherwise. Thunderbird should probably change to the other ports when configured, though.

    Let me look on my Linux box. I run Thunderbird there .... be right back ...
     
  5. AKAJohnDoe

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    I checked a Yahoo POP account under Thunderbird and it shows a "Secure Connection" (SSL), but not "Secure Authentication".

    Where do you show your ATT/Yahoo saying it supports "Secure Authentication"?
     
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    Sorry, it does say secure connection. Noiw what?
     
  9. duckrenter

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    YAHOO! I got her to work. I just unchecked the use secure authentication box. I was confused with that box and the SSL..Thank you so much for all your help...
     
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    I tried this re my query 'Dwonloading emails in bulk' same sort of response.
     
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    northcote, if you have an issue, please stick to your own thread to discuss it, don't hijack another thread for your issue.
     
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