Zimbra desktop unable to access yahoo mail

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Zimbra desktop unable to access yahoo mail

Postby kawong326 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:17 am

Zimbra desktop 7.2.8GA version is unable to authenticate against yahoo mail if the yahoo mail option 'allow access to less secure app' is disabled. Yahoo said it is unsave to have it enabled which is the reason I disabled it. Doing some google and noticed yahoo is pushing all application to use OAUTH 2.0 to authenticated instead of userid/password.

Do Zimbra has any plan to support the new way Yahoo mail going to work ?
Is it unsafe to 'enable' the yahoo option 'allow access to less secure app' ?

Any input most welcome.


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Re: Zimbra desktop unable to access yahoo mail

Postby PriteshGajjar » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:58 am

This is known issue and as of now ZD is using older API's which are no more supported. There is a bug https://bugzilla.zimbra.com/show_bug.cgi?id=98822. You can add yourself in CC for further updates.
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Re: Zimbra desktop unable to access yahoo mail

Postby Lou » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:37 am

Have you found a solution yet I have just started to want to use Zimbra but cannot set up Yahoo mail account, yet they are saying it works with Yahoo. Tried to contact them but was unable to do so. Where does that leave us ? :roll:
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Re: Zimbra desktop unable to access yahoo mail

Postby phoenix » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:46 pm

Lou wrote:Where does that leave us ? :roll:
If you read the post immediately above yours you will have an answer to your question.
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Re: Zimbra desktop unable to access yahoo mail

Postby Lou » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:57 pm

Thank you Bill for that answer but I have no idea what it means. I am a retired person just wanting to be able to save my emails to my hard drive, so when I need to access saved emails I do not have to go on the internet each time. Can you help in simple terms. Thanks Lou
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Re: Zimbra desktop unable to access yahoo mail

Postby phoenix » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:48 am

It means there is no solution available at the moment. The problem is that the method used to connect to Yahoo is no longer supported and Zimbra Desktop needs to be modified to allow it to connect to the service, the bug report mentioned is used to track the status of this problem and unfortunately there is no date been given for the availability of a fix.
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If you'd like to see this implemented in a future version of ZCS then please vote on Bugzilla entries 97706 & 108168
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Re: Zimbra desktop unable to access yahoo mail

Postby Lou » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:05 pm

Thank you Pheonix for that, now I know so I have to look elsewhere for something and will delete Zimbra from my computer
Many Thanks Lou
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Re: Zimbra desktop unable to access yahoo mail

Postby jeffkny » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:42 pm

I was just reading this forum after posting my own error report when trying to add Yahoo account. I love ZD above others as the email list contains checkboxes allowing me to delete email without opening it. Other email apps I have tried do not allow such clicking and deleting. I have tried many, but have been using ZD many years on both Windows and Linux. This is too bad.

Jeff

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