Problem accessing Yahoo mail through MS Outlook

I've been using MS Outlook to access Yahoo Mail for some time, long enough that I have no memory of the "server password". Yesterday, I closed Outlook, and when I opened it again, it started asking me for the server password, which I apparently no longer have. How can I recover this PW or set a new one?


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Hi Gene,

Yes, try the link listed in the guide for Yahoo account recovery - Yahoo Account Recovery Tool

Sometimes people forget that turning on 2 step logins will break 3rd party apps such as Outlook, that's why that is mentioned.

Also, if your account gets compromised that's another reason why the password you thought you even forgot might stop working.

If you need the settings after recovering your account, please see this page - How to setup an IMAP connection for Yahoo Mail