How to Fix Network Connection Timeout Error in Yahoo?

Yahoo Mail is known for taking the security of its users’ information seriously, and thus it endeavors to keep on enhancing the safety features on its platform. While these security measures are implemented for the safety of users’ information, you sometimes experience issues with your Yahoo mail accounts due to such changes.

Yahoo updated its servers to ask for a secure connection (HTTPS) when a user tries to access Yahoo Mail account from a mobile app or third-party email program like MS Outlook, Thunderbird, etc. Users who are using an insecure connection started getting Network Connection Timeout Error in their account. If you also see Network Connection Timeout Error in your Yahoo Mail account, it might be because of an insecure connection. To fix Network Connection Timeout Error in your Yahoo Mail account, you can follow the instructions provided below.

Guide to Fix Network Connection Timeout Error in Yahoo Mail

Network Connection Timeout Error in Yahoo

The below-mentioned steps are according to the application or program on which you are trying to access your Yahoo Mail account, so follow the instructions accordingly.

For the iOS Mail App on iPhone or iPad

First, make sure to update your device to the latest version of iOS because the older version of iOS will keep on causing the errors. Once your device is updated to the latest iOS, you will need to remove the Yahoo Mail app from your device and add it again. Here are the steps:

Steps to Remove your Yahoo Account from iOS

  • On your iPhone or iPad, open the Settings app.
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  • Once you are in the settings section of your iOS device, go to the Passwords & Accounts section.
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  • Now tap on your Yahoo Mail account on which you are getting network connection error.
  • Next, tap on the Delete Account option.
  • Then, tap on the Delete option to confirm your action.
  • Your Yahoo Mail account is deleted from your iOS device.

Steps to Add your Yahoo Mail Account on iPhone

  • Open the Settings app on your iOS device and tap Passwords & Accounts option.
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  • Now tap on the Add Account option.
  • On the next screen, select Yahoo!.
  • Next, enter your Yahoo mail Address and Password and tap Sign in.
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  • Tap on Save, and your Yahoo Mail account is now added to your iOS device, and you will not face network connection timeout error.

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For the Android Mail App on Android Phones or Tablets

Make sure to update the operating system of your Android device to the latest version. Older software versions of Android are known for using outdated settings, leading to tech errors. To fix the Network Connection Timeout error in your Android device, follow these steps:

Steps To Remove Yahoo Mail Account from Android Phone

  1. Go to the Applications menu and tap on the Settings app icon.
  2. In the Settings of your Android device, go to the Accounts section and tap on your Yahoo Mail account.
  3. Then, tap Remove account.
  4. After that, tap on the Remove account again to confirm your action.
  5. Your Yahoo Mail account is now removed from your Android phone.

Steps to Add your Yahoo Mail Account on Android Device

  • On your Android device, tap on the Settings app icon.
  • In Settings, go to the Accounts section and tap on the Add account option.
  • Next, tap on Yahoo.
  • On the next screen, enter your email address, username or mobile number, and tap Next.
  • Then enter your Yahoo account password and tap Next. (If you forgot your Yahoo mail account password, you could recover it by tapping Forgotten password?.)
  • Now adjust your sync settings and tap Next.
  • Your Yahoo Mail account is now configured on your Android device.

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For Mail Clients and Other Mobile Apps

The Network Connection Timeout Error in Mail Clients and Other Mobile email apps generally occurs when you have configured your Yahoo Mail account with incorrect POP or IMAP server settings. Below, you can find the correct IMAP/POP server settings for Yahoo mail:

IMAP Server Settings for Yahoo Mail:

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server

  • Server: imap.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port: 993
  • Requires SSL: Yes

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server

  • Server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port: 465 or 587
  • Requires SSL: Yes
  • Requires authentication: Yes

Your login info

  • Email address: Your complete Yahoo email address
  • Password: Your Yahoo account’s password
  • Requires authentication: Yes

POP Server Settings for Yahoo Mail:

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server

  • Server: pop.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port: 995
  • Requires SSL: Yes

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server

  • Server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port: 465 or 587
  • Requires SSL: Yes
  • Requires TLS: Yes (If available)
  • Requires authentication: Yes

Your login info

  • Email address: Your complete email address
  • Password: Your account’s password
  • Requires authentication: Yes

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For Web Browsers on Mobile Devices

  • Web browsers of some of the older mobile devices do not support secure connections.
  • Mobile devices that are not supported by Yahoo Mail will get a connection error when trying to access Yahoo Mail.
  • In case your device doesn’t support HTTPS, you can try accessing your Yahoo Mail account from a computer.

So, these are the steps that you will need to follow to fix Network Connection Timeout Error in Yahoo Mail. If, after following the above steps, you are still getting network connection error in your Yahoo mail, report the issue to Yahoo customer care for troubleshooting.

Updated: July 5, 2020 — 4:12 pm

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