Configure Your Yahoo SMTP Server Within VanillaSoft

Since VanillaSoft does not allow the sending of emails from a ‘free’ email address, such as Yahoo, you will need to either change your profile to use a company email address, or configure your Yahoo SMTP server within both your Yahoo account and your VanillaSoft account. This article will go over the steps needed to maintain the use of a Yahoo account within VanillaSoft.

Note: For more information on configuring your email account in VanillaSoft, refer to our Setting Up Your Email Account article.

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Yahoo SMTP Settings

Host / Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): smtp.mail.yahoo.com
Account Name/User Name: Your Yahoo address (for example, example@yahoo.com)
Password: Your Yahoo password
Port: 465
Use SSL: Yes

 

Configure Your Yahoo Account

All steps listed here are from Yahoo's Add Two-Step Verification for Extra Security knowledge base article. 

 

Turn on Two-Step Verification 

  1. Sign in to your Yahoo account.
  2. Go to your Account Security page.
  3. Turn on Two-Step Verification.
  4. Enter your mobile number.
  5. Click Send SMS or Call me to get a verification code.
  6. Enter the verification code, then click Verify.
  7. Click Create App Passwords and proceed below.

 

Create App Passwords

  1.  Open the Select Your App drop-down and choose Other App.
  2. Type VanillaSoft into the text field and click Generate.
  3. Copy down the 16-character App Password, shown at the top.
  4. Click Done.

 

Setup Email Account Within VanillaSoft as an Admin

  1. Log in to VanillaSoft as an Admin.
  2. From the menu at the top, select Users.
  3. Click on the username you wish to configure.
  4. Select the Email Account tab at the top.
  5. Fill out all of the SMTP information with your Yahoo SMTP Settings.
  6. Use your copied App Password, from the steps above, as your SMTP password within VanillaSoft.
  7. Once done, click Save & Validate Configuration.

 

Setup Email Account Within VanillaSoft as a Caller

  1. Log in to VanillaSoft as a Caller.
  2. Click on your username in the top-right corner.
  3. Select Email Account from the left-hand pane.
  4. Fill out all of the SMTP information with your Yahoo SMTP Settings.
  5. Use your copied App Password, from the steps above, as your SMTP password within VanillaSoft.
  6. Once done, click Save & Validate Configuration.
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