pantheon mail is not working with only my yahoo account although it was working before but for some reason after i made apt update this mail only stopped working.

I tried to make SMTP & IMAP settings manually as described from yahoo site themselves but to no avail.

this issue is more described in this github opened issue

I have Thunderbird email and it did not face any issues that pantheon was facing.

  • I know this is not the answer. I have my own mail server and I just removed this app and installed Thunderbird. Geary is a 3rd party app or is treated this way and there is a workaround for Google mail to let it work with this app. So try to look for something like how to make Gmail work in Geary or Pantheon/Elementary Mail app. Maybe it will help you. It looks like this mail app is not authenticating properly by default.
    – Sysadmin
    Jun 10, 2020 at 6:19
  • I have the same problem, and it appears into ubuntu 18.04 Geary also. Yesterday I did upgrade the ubuntu into 20.04 and Geary works again with Yahoo!. It looks like yahoo ignores the older version that is the present now into Elementary OS Hera
    – Bo rislav
    Jun 10, 2020 at 19:57

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You can try this solution: Pantheon-mail won't archive Gmail

I did not test it. Just try to change the service name to Yahoo.

I do not use this mail app and removed it completely. I can recommend Thunderbird or Evolution.

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