Delays Sending Mail via SMTP
Some of you are reporting that you are having difficulty sending email via SMTP. Our engineers are looking into the issue and will have a fix soon. But while you’re waiting, don’t fret, because I have 2 – yes two – work-arounds for you. (A work-around being tech-speak for an alternate way of doing something.)
1. The simplest way is to use the Web version of mail here: http://uk.mail.yahoo.com
2. Not so simple, but still effective is to change your outgoing SMTP port. Our help pages can tell you how, just click here to find the help page you need.
If you’re using Outlook – and it appears that the majority of you are – go to Tools -> E-mail Accounts -> View or Change existing email accounts -> Highlight the account and click change -> then look at this screenshot and make sure your settings match the ones below…
Hope that helps.
Andrew – Yahoo! Mail Team