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How do I use my Yahoo email account with Grid 3?

To use your Yahoo account with Grid 3 you require an app password to be created.

An app password is a unique password used to sign into one application (in this case Grid 3). It will be different from your usual account password and can be revoked or changed at any time. 

Creating an App password 

1. Log onto your Yahoo account via your web browser, outside of the Grid 3 software 

Yahoo sign in page

2. In the top right of the page, select your Account name and then select Account Info

Account Info option

3. Once you have selected Account Info, it may ask you to sign in again for security purposes. 

Yahoo email account info

4. From the list on the left of the page, select Account Security    

Account Security Page

5. To create an app password, select Generate app password below the 2-Step Verification option. This will generate a password that you can use for third party apps such as Grid 3.

App Password sign in

6. Select Generate app password and then select Get started.

Here it will give you an option to give the App a name, type in “Grid 3″ in the space provided, and then select generate password

Generate an app password

7. It will then provide you with a single-use app password. Select copy on the right, or make a note of it to use. You do not need to remember it, as it does not replace your normal password. 

Your app password
Password saved location

8. Once created, open Grid 3, browse to the menu bar (three lines, top left) and go to SettingsAccounts 

9. Select Email and then from the dropdown box select Yahoo Account. Add your email address and the generated password, then select Test Connection on the right. If it is correct, the test connection will now say Connection Successful

10. Once this message has appeared, press OK, The Yahoo account is now connected with Grid 3.  

Test connection settings option

Last Revision: 14.01.2022