Learn How AT&T Is Making Your Email More Secure With Oauth & Secure Mail Key
AT&T and Yahoo are making your email more secure. The new security implementation, also known as Open Authentication(OAuth), works by encrypting your credentials to better protect them from hackers. During this change, you may have trouble logging into some email applications. Not to worry, there is a solution.
When Will This Happen?
(You can make the changes now by reviewing our online support page for information and assistance.)
What You Need to Do
If using the web to access your email, there is nothing you need to do as our web experience is already OAuth compatible (check below). If you are already using the OAuth settings within mail you may be directed to re-sign in, and if you are using a non-OAuth compatible application, you will need to upgrade to one of the OAuth compatible apps listed below and select Yahoo as your service provider when you sign in. If you do not remember your password, reset it now.
Create A Secure Mail Key
What is a Secure Mail Key? it is a 16-character one-time password used in email applications in lieu of an OAuth flow. Create your key now.
To verify your Application is compatible or for additional FAQs and information, visit our support page.
Compatible vs. Non-Compatible OAuth Applications
The applications listed below are OAuth compatible. Note that you are using OAuth only if you selected Yahoo as your provider when you set up your account in the application.
If you use one of the applications below, you need to upgrade to an OAuth compatible application.
· Apple Mail, Outlook Mobile, and the Yahoo Mail app on iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.0 and above
· Gmail, Outlook Mobile, and the Yahoo Mail app on Android devices running Lollipop/5.0 or above
· Apple Mail on Mac running OS 10.11/El Capitan or above
· Windows Mail on PCs running Windows 10
· Outlook 2010, 2013, 2016
· Mozilla Thunderbird
· Windows Mail on personal computers running Windows 8 or older
· Apple Mail/Mac Mail on macOS 10.10/Yosemite or older
ChrisZ, AT&T Community Specialist
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