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Sun, Sep 25, 2022 4:00 PM

Cannot login into Yahoo email account. ID not recoginized

I cannot login into my Yahoo email account.  Works fine on my iPhone.  Get a 205.4 error code.  Says account ID not recognized.  (Edited per community guidelines) AT$T for my ID and get the same one I am using.

ATTHelp

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2 months ago

We can shed more light on why you're getting this error message, Texas_Bob_2022.

 

This is a known issue that we're working to resolve. We encourage you to read our article about Care Code: 205.2 for more information about why this is happening, what we're doing to fix it, and find workarounds.

 

If you have any other questions, please let us know.

 

Thank you for contacting the AT&T Community Forums. We appreciate your patience!

 

Aminah, AT&T Community Specialist

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2 months ago

Every one I know with bellsouth.net have to use Yahoo is totaly screwed ! Yahoo /currently .com make me sign in every time I refresh it and forces me to go thru the whole change password and sign is process and you have to do it several times . If I submit to  and purchase MS 365 outlook, will I still have this stupid problem or if I use Mailbird etc. and keep my bellsouth.net account which I have had for 30 years ?

Please help 

Gary

ATTHelp

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2 months ago

We're here to help with your email, @gary3917!

 

If you are planning to use 3rd Party Email Clients - this would be considered any other website or application outside of Currently - you may need to look into Open Authentication or Secure Mail Key to make sure you are able to stay logged in.

 

Open Authentication is a security measure we put in place that encrypts your email and password when using 3rd Party email clients. We have an article regarding OAuth that states what applications work with this security system.

 

If the 3rd Party email client you are using is not in that list, you will need to Create a Secure Mail Key. This is a security measure that encrypts your password, and you are able to create and manage it via myAT&T. You will then use your Secure Mail Key as your password when logging into any 3rd Party programs or applications, while your login to any AT&T sites will stay the same.

 

If you are needing the information for server settings, we suggest using IMAP for your 3rd Party email clients.

 

Let us know if this helps, we hope to hear back from you!

 

Donovan, AT&T Community Specialist

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2 months ago

AT&T seems to be having more OAuth issues but won't own up to it. Support experience is horrific. 

ATTHelp

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2 months ago

We want to give you the support you deserve, @canch2022!

 

So that we can provide you with the most accurate assistance possible, we'll need to know a few things:

  • Are you currently having trouble accessing your email? If so, let us know which platform you use to log in (Currently, Outlook, Apple Mail, etc.).
  • Are you receiving any specific error codes when you attempt to log in? This will help us narrow down the root cause of your login issue. 
  • If you're getting an error when you try to log in, have you tried resetting your password? This can help to re-sync your account and is a common fix for many email issues.

We look forward to hearing back from you!

 

Lacey, AT&T Community Specialist

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