How to create an application password in Yahoo Mail (yahoo keeps asking for my password)


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Does a mail program keep asking for your password?

If you have 2 step login verification enabled you will need to create an application password for programs that do not support the 2 step logins such as asking for a code sent to your phone.

To create an application password go to your Yahoo inbox, then click the Gear and select Account Info:

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In the left side navigation click Account Security:

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Scroll down to the App Passwords section, type in the name of the mail program, then click Generate password:

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