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Generate third party app passwords

Get your Yahoo Mail on many third party (non-Yahoo) applications even if they don't work with your Yahoo account password. They may work with an "app password" that is entered automatically by the application. You can generate this password for iOS Mail, Android Mail, Outlook, and other programs.

Generate an app password from a desktop browser

Before you can generate an app password, you must either turn on two-step verification or enable Yahoo Account Key.

  1. On a desktop computer, sign in to Yahoo Mail.
  2. Mouse over your name.
  3. Click Account Info.
  4. Click Account security.
  5. Click Generate app password or Manage app passwords.
  6. Select your app from the drop down menu and click Generate.
  7. Follow the instructions below the password.
  8. Click Done.

  Tip - You can also generate app passwords using the Yahoo Mail apps for Android and iOS using a similar procedure.