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Flickr no longer ties to yahoo

Flickr no longer tied to Yahoo

What is Flickr?

Flickr is an image and video hosting service with advanced and powerful features created by Ludicorp in 2004. It is a powerful, emerging platform where people share and explore each other’s photos. Like any other application found in the modern tech-world, it allows users to share and host hundreds and thousands of their own pictures. Its low cost ($2 a month) also makes it the cheapest hosting site and provides unlimited storage. Such services make Flickr a global sensation, hosting 6 billion images by 2011. Its services include tagging and organizing, advanced tagging tidbit, geotagging, sets, and collections. It is all about sharing photos. Shared photos are clean, but the fun of these photo-hosting services is seeing what other people are taking pictures of and interacting with them.

Flickr no longer ties to yahoo

Flickr no longer ties to yahoo

 

Yahoo Acquired Flickr

Yahoo notably acquired Flickr in 2005 for something in the region of $25 million. During that week, all contents were migrated from servers in Canada to servers in the USA, as Ludicorp was a Canada based corporation, resulting in Flickr to become United States federal law. Verizon Communications acquired Yahoo, including Flickr, in 2017, and SmugMug acquired Flickr from Verizon in early 2018.

Flickr users were required to sign in via a yahoo username and password after Yahoo acquired Flickr in 2007. Google and Facebook sign-in got removed when this feature arrived. Flickr somehow may not have the same influence as Instagram nowadays. But it had been a significant photo-sharing platform over the decade. Yahoo login was too monotonous for Flickr users. Users didn’t use yahoo mail or its other features and significantly forgetting the password. Too many data breaches of yahoo accounts made Flickr users even more insecure. 

Flickr no longer Tied to Yahoo

Thankfully Flickr’s login is no longer tied to Yahoo since January 2019. It announced the new system where users are no longer acquired to sign in using a yahoo id. When that happens, the users will be allowed to pick a new login email address and a new password. That address will be the only one used by their Flickr account for both authentication and emails from the company itself. Flickr partnered with a team of experts at AWS to create the new, more straightforward login solution. By leveraging AWS’s Machine-Learning based account protection, it will aid in keeping all Flickr accounts safe, adding an extra layer of security. The ability to add a phone number, enable token-based and multifactor authentication has been a critical feature in the login system. The massive amount of account holders in Flickr opts for its users to provide the necessary login system as required. After Flicker no longer tied to yahoo, it removed the compulsion of yahoo email address needed on Flicker due to the 3 million data breach of the designated yahoo id. Since January of 2019, Flickr users are no longer need yahoo login system to access their account.

New Flickr Login

Flickr community were grateful to the new login system, but the user should follow the following procedures while logging in:

  • At first, users log in to their respective Flickr accounts with the Yahoo authorization as always until the update reaches to every member.
  • Once the update is available, a blue banner at the top of the screen will appear. It will display a message for users to update their accounts.
  • Clicking the blue banner will lead the users through a simple process that will allow users to select the new login email address and a new password.

Following steps are to be followed while logging in to your new account besides of yahoo login (in detail):

  • While logging in, the login page looks different. It’s due to the migrating accounts of yahoo login. When the user login into their account with the login email, they will see a prompt message which says, “updating your account.”
  •  A temporary password is sent to the respective accounts after the account update completes. After signing in to Flickr using this temporary password, users set a new password. Once the user sets the new password, he/she can access to their respective Flickr accounts using the changed password.
  • If the account is not updated automatically, the following prompt is issued, saying, “We were unable to update your account. Please contact support for assistance”. The user needs to contact the support team to manually update their account.
  • Then the users are needed to set a new password. The new password is needed to be strong and unique to keep the account secure.
  • Two-factor authentication is updated. Now users are opted to follow this procedure to maintain a high level of security of their accounts.

 Following these steps will allow the previous users to log in successfully without yahoo authorization process. This allows Flickr users to have a much more secure account than it was before. The yahoo accounts breach became a well-known problem around the Flickr community as tons of Flickr accounts were hacked. This theft of data from billions of accounts led to a serious breakout in the world as the user’s name, address, telephone, email, and passwords, etc. were in the wrong hands. So, the new login system helped people extra security of their privacy, and the users can enjoy Flickr without the data breach.

If you want to register for Flickr you can sign up form HERE.

Working of IMAP and POP

How To Access Your Yahoo Mails With Your Email Client Using IMAP and POP

With POP and IMAP protocol and configuration, the user doesn’t need to open Yahoo Website to read/send emails. You can read, send and manage your emails via email clients like Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, or if you are mac user, then iOS Mail App. Like other famous email vendors like Google, Hotmail; Yahoo has also provided POP, IMAP, and SMTP protocol too. You can access your yahoo mails With your email client using yahoo IMAP and POP.

Working of IMAP and POP

Working of IMAP and POP

In this article, we will be learning how to access your Yahoo mails with your email client like Mozilla Thunderbird, Microsoft Outlook, etc. using IMAP and POP. 

Fun fact: In earlier days, Yahoo used to charge for POP and IMAP services. But since Gmail gave these services for free, yahoo was forced to give it for free too.

What are POP and IMAP?

Both POP and IMAP are the protocol that email client uses to access the emails from the email server.

POP (Post Office Protocol) is an older protocol that works by contacting your email server and downloading all of your new messages from it to your local application. The major downfall of POP is that once a local machine downloads the email, the emails get deleted from the email server. Hence, if you try to access those emails from the other devices, it won’t be accessible. A lot of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) give you email accounts that use POP.

Some important highlights of POP protocols are:

  • Only downloads email from the server, downloaded emails doesn’t stay on server afterward.
  • Email server doesn’t save the records of emails sent from the email client.
  • Deleting, moving, and modification of emails on the email client sare not reflected on the email server

 

IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) is a newer and more widely used protocol than POP. IMAP is also protocol to access emails from the email server, but when emails client user IMAP to read the email, the mails don’t get downloaded or gets stored in your email client. Instead, you’re reading it from the email service. As a result, you can check your email from different devices, anywhere in the world: your phone, a computer, a friend’s computer.

Some important highlights of IMAP protocols are:

  • Email clients only read the emails from the email server. Emails stay on the server.
  • Many emails clients can access the same Email server using IMAP.
  • The email server saves the records of emails sent from the email client.
  • Emails that are deleted, moved, or modified in the email client are deleted, moved, or modified on the server too.

Yahoo Mail IMAP Settings

To access Yahoo Mail seamlessly from your email program via IMAP settings, open the email client program’s new-account wizard and enter these settings:

  • Yahoo Mail IMAP server: imap.mail.yahoo.com
  • Username: Your Yahoo Mail address (include @yahoo.com too)
  • Yahoo password for that email
  • IMAP port: 993
  • IMAP TLS/SSL: yes

[App password should be used instead of Yahoo mail password if two-step verification is on your yahoo mail]

Note: The settings are always the same no matter what email clients you use.

Yahoo Mail POP Settings

To access Yahoo Mail seamlessly from your email program via POP settings, open the email client program’s new-account wizard and enter these settings:

  • Yahoo Mail POP server: pop.mail.yahoo.com

The other setting is exactly the same as for yahoo IMAP settings.

  • POP port: 993 [This is the default  email receiving port used by device]
  • POP TLS/SSL: yes [Nowadays SSL/TLS is very important if you want to keep your email safe.]
  • Your Yahoo Mail address aka username (include @yahoo.com too)
  • Your Yahoo Mail password or app password 

[App password should be used instead of Yahoo mail password if two-step verification is on your yahoo mail]

Note: The settings are always the same no matter what email clients you use.

Set up an IMAP/POP email account in Apple Mail

Mentioned below are the steps to set up an IMAP/POP yahoo email account in Apple Mail.

Steps:

  1. From the top navigation menu, go to File → Add Account.
  2. Add Account window will pop up. Enter the Full Name, Yahoo Email Address, and your yahoo Password and click Continue.
  3. Incoming Mail Server window section will appear, where you enter the IMAP/POP configuration.
  4. Fill the Account Type, Mail Server, Username, and password as per what protocol you want to set up and click Continue. As mentioned above, set up the configure settings for IMAP and POP of Yahoo Mail.
  5. Outgoing Mail Server section will appear. Enter all the fields as mentioned above and click Continue.
  6. Now you will be redirected to the Account Summary section. It displays a summary of the configuration you performed. Verify it and if anything is the wrong click, Go Back button and fix it or else click Create button.

Finally, you have completed Apple Mail IMAP/POP configuration for yahoo mail. For more details, you can visit their official page.

Set up an IMAP/POP email account in Outlook

Setting up an IMAP/POP yahoo email account in Outlook is very simple. We have used Outlook 2010, but the steps are very similar to other versions too.

Steps:

  1. Select File → Add Account from the top navigation.
  2. Auto Account Setup” window will appear, select the Email Account checkbox. It is selected by default.
  3. Enter the value for fields: Your NameE-mail AddressPassword, and Retype Password.
  4. Now select “Manually configure server settings or additional server types” checkbox and click Next button.
  5. Choose the Server window will popup, check the first option – Internet E-mail, and click the Next button.
  6. Internet E-mail Settings window will popup. This is the section where you enter the IMAP/POP configuration.
  7. As mentioned above, fill all the required input fields for yahoo IMAP/POP configuration settings. If you want to set up further Click More Settings and do the further setup.
  8. Click the Next button. Congratulations, we have configured your email account with the IMAP/POP protocol for incoming emails.

For more details, you can visit the Microsoft Outlook official page.

Either IMAP or POP protocol is essential to receive emails from your email clients. With these protocols, you can access your email messages from anywhere, via as many different devices as you want. After you set up the configuration for yahoo IMAP or POP, you can access your yahoo mail from your favorite and convenient email client without even opening the yahoo website.

Folders to organize yahoo mails in Basic Yahoo Mail

How to Manage Folders in Yahoo Mail to Organize Emails

If you actively use yahoo mail as your primary webmail service, then obviously, you will get a lot of emails. Managing those emails is very tough without better means to group them. For managing, categorizing, and grouping the mails by ourselves, yahoo has provided the feature called folder. So, in this article, today, we will learn how to manage folders in yahoo mail to organize your emails.

A folder is a virtual space used to store emails and other folders(subcategories). The folder of yahoo mail is just like the folders on your computer. If you had no folders on your computer, your documents, programs will scatter everywhere. Likewise, if you don’t have a folder on your yahoo mail, your email will scatter everywhere in an unmanaged way. Yahoo has provided some basic functions to manage folder to organize Yahoo Mail, that is: create, delete and move the folder. Without any delay, let’s learn how to manage folders to organize Yahoo Mail.

Manage Folders and Subfolders in New Yahoo Mail – Desktop Browser

If you are confused with the term New Yahoo Mail, it is a new update of Yahoo Mail with more improved UI/UX design and more features. By default, when you log in to yahoo mail, the New Yahoo Mail is what you are seeing. Let us learn how to manage folders and subfolders in New Yahoo Mail.

Manage Folders in Yahoo Mail to Organize Emails

Folders to organize yahoo mails in new yahoo mail

Steps to Create a folder in New Yahoo Mail Using Desktop Browser

If you are using a desktop browser to create a folder in Yahoo Mail, then follow these steps:

  1. First, Log in to your yahoo email with correct credentials.
  2. On the left navigation bar, you will find the “+ New Folders” option. Click on the “+” icon.
  3. New Folder text will change into the input field. Type the desired name you want to give you your folder and click Enter
  4. There you go, you just created a new folder.

Steps to Create sub-folder in New Yahoo Mail

Assuming you have created a folder from by following our instructions from the above points. Let’s see how we create a subfolder (folder inside the folder).

  1. From the navigation menu on the left, hover on the folder inside which you want to create a subfolder.
  2. The dropdown icon will appear. Click on it, and a folder menu will appear.
  3. From the menu, click the “Create subfolder” item.
  4. A subfolder will be created just below that folder. Type the desired name and click Enter.

Steps to Rename Folder or Sub-Folder in New Yahoo Mail

  1. From the navigation menu on the left, hover on the folder which you want to rename.
  2. The dropdown icon will appear. Click on it, and a folder menu will appear.
  3. From the menu, click the “Rename folder” item.
  4. The Folder text will change into the input field. Type the desired name you want to give you your folder and click Enter
  5. The folder gets the new name.

Steps to Move Emails to Desired Folder in New Yahoo Mail

  1. Open your Yahoo Mail Inbox or the folder where the message you want to move is.
  2. Click the empty box to the left of the email you would like to move. The box gets checked after it is selected.
  3. Press the key d to open the Move menu.
  4. Select the desired folder from the menu where you want to move the mail.
  5. The conversation moved to <folder name> message will be displayed. The mail gets moved to the desired location.

Steps to Delete Folder or Sub-folder in New Yahoo Mail

  1. In the navigation menu on the left, hover on the folder which you want to delete.
  2. The dropdown icon will appear. Tap on it, and a folder menu will appear.
  3. Click the Delete folder option.
  4. The folder will get deleted

Note: To delete the folder, it should be empty.

Manage Folders in Yahoo Mail to Organize Emails using Mobile Browser

If you are using a mobile browser like safari, chrome to login to yahoo, then the design of yahoo mail is different than of Desktop Browser. Hence, the steps are also different. Let us learn how to manage folders and subfolders using Mobile Browser.

Folders to organize yahoo mails in mobile browser

Folders to organize yahoo mails in mobile browser

Steps to Create a folder in Using Mobile Browser

If you are using mobile to create a folder in Yahoo Mail, then follow these steps:

  1. First, Log in to your yahoo email with correct credentials.
  2. Tap on the hamburger menu on the top left of your mobile screen.
  3. On the left navigation bar, you will find the “+ Create new folder” option. Tap on that option.
  4. Create a new folder pop up will appear. Type in the name of a new folder and click the Save button.
  5. Tap on the OK button.
  6. Folder created confirmation message will come up on your screen.

Steps to Create sub-folder in Yahoo Mail Using Mobile Browser

Assuming you have created a folder from by following our instructions from the above points. Let’s see how we create a subfolder (folder inside the folder) using the Yahoo App.

  1. Tap on the hamburger menu on the top left of the screen; the left navigation menu will expand
  2. On the bottom of the navigation bar, you will see the folders. Tap on the folder inside which you want to create a subfolder.
  3. The folder will open. On the top right, Tap the three-dot (…) icon.
  4. Folder menu will expand, tap on Create subfolder.
  5. Type in the name of a new subfolder and click the Save button.
  6. Folder created confirmation message will be displayed briefly.

Steps to Rename Folder or Sub-Folder in Mobile Browser

  1. Tap on the hamburger menu on the top left of your screen; the left navigation menu will expand.
  2. On the bottom of the navigation bar, you will see the folders. Tap on the folder which you want to rename.
  3. The folder will open. On the top right, click the three-dot (…) icon.
  4. Folder menu will expand, tap on Rename.
  5. Type in the new name you want to give to your folder and click the Save button.
  6. Folder <Old Name> renamed to <New Name> message will be displayed briefly.

Steps to Move Emails to Desired Folder in Yahoo Mobile Browser

  1. Open your Yahoo Mail Inbox or the folder where the message you want to move is.
  2. Tap the empty box to the left of the email you’d like to move. The box gets checked after it is selected.
  3. The menu will appear on the bottom of the screen.
  4. Tap on Move to icon
  5. Select the desired folder from the move menu where you want to move the mail.
  6. Message move to <folder name> message name will be displayed.

Steps to Delete Folder or Sub-folder in Yahoo Mobile Browser

  1. Tap on the hamburger menu on the top left of your screen; the left navigation menu will expand.
  2. On the bottom of the navigation bar, you will see the folders. Tap on the folder which you want to delete.
  3. The folder will open. On the top right, click the three-dot (…) icon.
  4. Folder menu will expand, tap on Delete.
  5. Folder deleted confirmation message will be displayed briefly.
  6. The folder g deleted.

Note: To delete the folder, it must be empty.

Manage Folders in Yahoo Basic Mail to Organize Emails (Classic View) 

The Yahoo Basic Mail or Classic Mail is a simple graphics and HTML version of Yahoo, which means it does not cost high bandwidth or high-speed internet for it to load. Nowadays yahoo by default loads the New Yahoo Mail, but if you want to switch to Yahoo Basic Mail here are the steps:

  • On the top right section of the Yahoo Mail, click the Settings link (gear icon) and click on “… More Settings” link.
  • From More Settings page, click the Switch to classic mail.

Let us learn how to manage folders and subfolders in Yahoo Basic Mail.

Folders to organize yahoo mails in Basic Yahoo Mail

Folders to organize yahoo mails in Basic Yahoo Mail

Steps to Create a folder in Yahoo Basic Mail

If you are using yahoo basic mail to create a folder in Yahoo Mail, then follow these steps:

  1. First, Log in to your yahoo email with correct credentials.
  2. On the left navigation bar, you will find the “+ New Folders” option. Click on it.
  3. You will be redirected to the Edit Folders section. 
  4. On Add folder input field, Enter the folder name and click Add button.
  5. There you go, you just created a new folder.

Steps to Create sub-folder in Yahoo Basic Mail

Yahoo Basic mail doesn’t allow the feature to create subfolders.  To create a subfolder, you have to switch to new yahoo mail and follow the steps mentioned above. To switch to new yahoo mail, just click on “Switch to the newest Yahoo Mail” link on the top right.

Steps to Rename Folder in Yahoo Basic Mail

  1. First, Log in to your yahoo email with correct credentials.
  2. From the navigation menu on the left, click on the edit button next to the Folder option.
  3. You will be redirected to the Edit Folders section.
  4. Click on the Rename button, which you can find on the right-hand side.
  5. On the Rename folder input field, Enter the folder name and click OK button.
  6. There you go. You just renamed the folder.

Steps to Move Emails to Desired Folder in Yahoo Basic Mail

  1. Open your Yahoo Mail Inbox or the folder where the message you want to move is.
  2. Click the empty box to the left of the email you’d like to move. The box gets checked after it is selected.
  3. From Actions dropdown, select the desired folder where you want to move the mail.
  4. Click on the Apply button to move your emails to the folder you selected.

Steps to Delete Folder or Sub-folder in Yahoo Basic Mail

  1. First, Log in to your yahoo email with correct credentials.
  2. From the navigation menu on the left, click on the edit button next to the Folder option.
  3. You will be redirected to the Edit Folders section.
  4. Click on the Delete button, which you can see on the right-hand side.
  5. “Are you sure you want to delete <Folder Name> ?” message will appear, click OK button.
  6. There you go, you have successfully deleted your folder on your Yahoo Basic mail.

Note: To delete the folder, it must be empty.

Manage Folders in Yahoo Mail to Organize Emails Using Yahoo Mobile Application

If you are using the Android/IOS Yahoo mail application, then follow these steps to manage Folders and Subfolder using yahoo mobile application. Let us learn how to manage folders and subfolders using Yahoo Mobile Application.

Folders to organize yahoo mails in Yahoo Mobile App

Folders to organize yahoo mails in Yahoo Mobile App

Steps to Create a folder in Using Yahoo Application

If you are using Yahoo Application to create a folder in Yahoo Mail, then follow these steps:

  1. First, Log in to your Yahoo email with correct credentials.
  2. Tap on the Inbox icon from the bottom right corner of your footer menu. A huge menu will expand.
  3. From that menu, tap on the “Create new folder” option.
  4. Create a new folder pop up will appear — type in the name of a new folder and tap on the OK button.
  5. Look into your menu list, the folder will be on the list of folders,

Steps to Create sub-folder in Yahoo App

Assuming you have created a folder from by following our instructions from the above points. Let’s see how we create a subfolder (folder inside the folder) using the Yahoo App.

  1. Tap on the Home Email button (inbox icon) from the bottom right corner of your footer menu. A menu will expand on your screen.
  2. From that menu, tap and hold on the folder inside which you want subfolder to be created. The Edit folder menu will appear.
  3. From the Edit folder, click on Create subfolder option.
  4. Create a new subfolder pop up will appear — type in the name of a new subfolder and tap on the OK button.
  5. The new subfolder will be displayed on the menu.

Steps to Rename Folder or Sub-Folder in New Yahoo Mail

  1. Tap on the Home Email button (inbox icon) from the footer menu. A huge menu will expand.
  2. From that menu, tap and hold on the folder inside which you want subfolder to be created. The Edit folder menu will appear.
  3. From the Edit folder, click on the Rename option.
  4. Rename folder pop up will appear — type in the new name of a folder and tap on the OK button.
  5. The new folder name will be displayed on the menu.

Steps to Move Emails to Desired Folder in Yahoo Application

  1. Open your Yahoo Mail Inbox or the folder where the message you want to move is.
  2. Tap and hold the mail you would like to move. The checked checkbox will appear on the left of the mail.
  3. Tap on the Move button from the bottom horizontal menu. A move this conversation menu will appear.
  4. Tap the desired folder from the move menu where you want to move the mail.
  5. Message move to <folder name> message name will be displayed.

Steps to Delete Folder or Sub-folder in Yahoo Mail Application

  1. Tap on the inbox icon from the footer menu. A huge menu will expand.
  2. From that menu, tap and hold on the folder inside which you want subfolder to be created. The Edit folder menu will appear.
  3. From the Edit folder, click on the Delete option.
  4. Delete folder pop up will appear. Tap on the OK button.
  5. There you go you have successfully deleted your Folder from Yahoo Mail App

Note: To delete the folder, it must be empty.

If you still have queries on how to manage folder in yahoo mail, then you can ask for help on Yahoo help or leave us some comments below.

Even though these tasks may look very simple and not necessary, managing emails can drastically reduce the time you spend on your emails. Especially if you are an administrator or a CEO who gets a lot of emails from the client, then this email management technique can make your life easier.

If you are interested in more advanced techniques to manage emails, then you should check the article on “How to Set up Filter / Create Rule in Yahoo Mail.” Filters are set a rule for email you receive from a specific place or any people so that all your emails get filtered as per the rule specified by the user.