Yahoo pop accounts stop working on March 2nd

Matt Harris unicorn.consulting at gmail.com
Fri Jan 24 21:35:30 UTC 2020


My point exactly,  this is getting down to the wire, but I think some 
sort of announcement from our end on the need for yahoo POP users to 
change settings would be helpful, if for nothing else than to point to 
those seeking support for their mail mysteriously stopping working, and 
there will be some. Usually the least technically skilled of all that 
did not read the email and  did not read the text messages.  My 
understanding is Yahoo is still the most popular mail provider in the 
USA, despite their repeated ball dropping and many are POP users if 
support histories are anything to go by.

We are going to see the exact same thing commence at Google in the 
June/July time frame.  Microsoft will probably not be so aggressive as 
they have already had phishing attacks to gain access using oAuth.

The next issue is how do we modify the Account settings so ATT, BT, 
Verizon, Rogers and I am sure others can use the Yahoo oAuth to 
connect.  Ideally I would like the user to be able to separately specify 
an auth provider when oauth is selected, instead of it being available 
only for selected providers. Needing a software change each time one of 
the big providers signs a contract for corporate or ISP email provision 
is not sustainable in the long term I do not think.


Matt


On 25-Jan-20 6:59 AM, Wayne Mery wrote:
> For this to ship in 68.something with at least a couple weeks to 
> spare, the fix(s) will need to hit beta next weekish.
>
>
> On 1/24/20 3:08 PM, Magnus Melin wrote:
>> What kind of announcement do you have in mind?
>>
>> I'm planning to finish the patch, so as long as users upgrade they 
>> should be fine. But yeah not too much time left.
>>
>>   -Magnus
>>
>> On 2020-01-24 04:15, Matt Harris wrote:
>>> As the deadline for accessing Yahoo pop accounts without oAuth 
>>> approaches (March 2nd) and Bug 1538409 
>>> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1538409>remains open.  
>>> Can we organize a suitable announcement for Yahoo users before that 
>>> date explaining the projects position.
>>>
>>> Matt
>>>
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