Fix the issue “Yahoo Connection To Server Failed”

Fix the issue “Yahoo Connection To Server Failed”

If the ‘Connection to server failed’ problem occurs, follow the Yahoo Connection To Server steps described below.

Step 1 – Encryption:

iOS Mail app:

  • Update your iOS device’s operating system to the most recent version, because an older version of the iOS device will only apply the older settings.
  • You must have the most recent server settings in order to access your Yahoo Mail account.
  • After that, follow the instructions below to remove and re-add the Yahoo Mail account on your iOS device.
  • Open settings on your iOS device and choose Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  • Click your Yahoo Mail account and then select the Delete Account option, followed by the Delete option.
  • This will delete the Yahoo Mail account on the iOS device.
  • To open the Settings application, tap the Settings icon. Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars ⟶ Add Account ⟶ Yahoo.
  • Fill out all of required fields, then click the Next button, then to the Save button.

Android Mail app:

  • Go to the home screen of your Android phone after upgrading the operating system.
  • Touch Settings ⟶ Accounts ⟶ Email, pick your Yahoo Mail account, and then tap the Remove Account option twice.
  • After that, re-add the Yahoo Mail account to the Android phone.
  • Go to the Settings tab select Account ⟶ Add Account ⟶ Email ⟶ Others, then enter your Yahoo Mail account’s email address and password.
  • Click the Next option twice fill out Description and Name fields, and then select the Next icon again.

Email users:

  • If you’re using an email client to access your Yahoo Mail account, make sure the server settings are correct to avoid the connection to server failed issue.
  • The Yahoo Mail account settings are available here.

Incoming Mail Server:

  • Server – (IMAP) or (POP)
  • Port – 993 (IMAP) or 995 (POP)
  • Authentication – SSL required 

Outgoing Mail Server:

  • Server:
  • Port – 587 (TLS) or 465 (SSL)
  • AuthenticationSSL or TLS is required.

Web browser: 

  • To avoid the connection to server failed issue, ensure that the web browser you use to access your Yahoo Mail account is up to current.

Step 2 – Password: 

  • Reset or change your Yahoo Mail account’s password.
  • The steps for changing the password on your Yahoo Mail account are shown below.

On a web browser:

  • Click to the Yahoo Mail account’s security page.
  • Choose the Change Password option, enter a password, and then click the Continue button.

Yahoo Mail app:

  • Open the Yahoo Mail app on your mobile device.
  • Tap the Menu or hamburger icon and then select Manage Accounts.
  • Click the Account Info button, then the Security Settings button.
  • Enter your security code, then press the Change Password button and select ‘I’d rather change my password.
  • Enter a new password for your Yahoo Mail account and press the Continue button.

Step 3 – Blocking the port:

  • Firewalls, antivirus software, and network protocols may sometimes block mail server ports.
  • Unblock the ports and check to see whether the problem has gone away.
  • Our experts can help you in fixing the connection to server failed issue on Yahoo.
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Elena Fiore

Elena Fiore is a Technical Writer in Webmail Tech with over 8 years of experience and specializes in email and cloud computing. His specialty is writing about such as Outlook, Yahoo, Verizon, SBCGlobal, Gmail, Apple Mail, AOL, WildW, Cash App, and others.