SMTP problems free yahoo.co.uk account ~ is it meant to work or have Yahoo withdrawn the service?
POP3 still working fine, but over the last few days I have been unable to send via SMTP.
- Is this a change in Yahoo policy they forget to tell us about?
- or is this broken Yahoo infrastructure? (The SMTP has always been a little bad, but not like this).
- Do I need to change the SMTP settings; eg to plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com. Currently I get the same failure (repeated requests for password) whether I use plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com, smtp.mail.yahoo.com, or smtp.mail.yahoo.co.uk, and whether I use SSL or not.
At the moment, it looks as if gmail is the easiest answer. Is Yahoo just trying to destroy the brand so Microsoft isn't interested?
The plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com is probably only for plus users, as you suggest? (though plus.pop.mail.yahoo.com is working even though I'm not on plus). I've tried using plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com as a setting and never got a good connection.
I could use ypops. I hadn't thought of that, but it does seem to be an extra thing to think about. I will choose gmail over ypops.
I used to find smtp.mail.yahoo.com slightly better than .co.uk, but now it seems to be dead. Maybe Yahoo have tightened up their 'free' rules, and now provide nothing for .com, and no SSL for .co.uk. If so, it would have been helpful to tell us.