Some of our users reported having trouble creating App Passwords for Yahoo / AOL mailboxes. Specifically, they reported receiving a message that reads Sorry, this feature is not available right now! (see screenshot below).
I am dealing with this issue right now and unfortunately the suggested approach is not working. Not sure if something has changed in the past week since you posted this, Arman, but I’ve tried every browser and multiple networks - it just keeps giving the same message.
Appreciate the speedy followup, Arman! I found this post here from AOL support rep- it doesn’t appear reaching out to them will be of much help either.
“We’re very sorry app passwords are unavailable for AOL Mail accounts. While we upgrade our services, the feature has been temporarily removed. We don’t have an ETA on when this will return but we encourage you to check back in the future for updates on the restoration of this feature. Rest assured, you can still access your mail from the AOL app or via a web browser. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.”
I’ve tried several web-browsers, too, without success (edge, chrome, iexplorer, safari). Didn’t help using an old app-password for Fec either.
So I set up the account in an email-client (Thunderbird and MacMail worked well) on my own machine and got a copy of the mailcontainer that way.
Update: It looks like App Passwords might be back—I was able to create new App Passwords on both of our Yahoo test accounts today.
An important note from Yahoo support: The word from Yahoo is that the availability of the App Password feature depends on reputation and trust—and, if one attempts to create an App Password from an unknown/untrusted device or location, they may find that the feature is unavailable. The upshot of this is that the end-user should create the App Password using their usual location / device.