Today I have received a notification fom Yahoo stating:
Further down, instructions:We’ve noticed that you access your Yahoo Mail from a non-Yahoo email application that may be using less secure sign in technology. […]
At the last link above there are worrying warnings:We strongly recommend that you improve the security of your account, by taking the steps below.
[…] On desktop, use Yahoo Mail via: https://mail.yahoo.com
Turn off access for apps with less secure sign in, using the link below: https://login.yahoo.com/account/security#other-apps […]
(emphasis mine)[…] We may block email applications that use a no longer recommended sign in method from accessing Yahoo accounts. We recommend upgrading to an app with up-to-date sign in security measures to better protect your account.
While we don’t recommend granting access to apps that use a less secure sign in method for the reasons mentioned above, for the time being, you can temporarily choose to allow access.
I am really worried about the future of my Yahoo accounts in case Pop Peeper cannot keep up with the new protocols.
Jeff, can this be overcome without resorting to drastic measures such as removing backwards compatibility with, say, older OS versions such as Windows XP? (I won't mention 98SE/ME with KernelEx)
Because when push comes to shovel I'd rather abandon all my Yahoo accounts forever than use that inane web interface. And same goes for AOL, which apparently was acquired by Verizon too, a little earlier.
I've taken a couple screenshots to back up my claims in case something changes on the web side: