Generate third-party app passwords

Some older third-party email apps (that do not use our Yahoo branded sign in page) require you to enter a single password for login credentials. If you've activated two-step verification or Account Key for your Yahoo account, you'll need to generate and use an "app password" to access Yahoo Mail from these apps.

  1. Sign in and go to your Account security page.
  2. Click Generate app password or Manage app passwords.
  3. Select your app from the drop down menu and click Generate.
  4. Follow the instructions below the password.
  5. Click Done.
  6. Use this app password and your email address to sign in to your email app.