In some scenarios, when you attempt to access your Yahoo account, you might face the “Yahoo account settings are out of date” message.

Many Windows 10 and Windows Mail users receive this error when they try to access their Yahoo! Mail accounts. Continue reading this page to know the causes and the troubleshooting solutions to clear the “Yahoo account settings are out of date” error.


The common causes of this error are:

  • Step 1:Incorrect password
  • Step 2Certificate error

Resolving “Yahoo account settings are out of date”

Perform the following troubleshooting methods one by one. After performing each method, check if this out-of-date error is fixed. Perform the next method if the “Yahoo account settings are out of date” error message is displayed again on the screen.

Checking your account’s password

As the first step of troubleshooting, check whether your Yahoo! Mail account’s username and password are working properly. If not, fix it and then use the account with the Mail app.

Sign in to your Yahoo account from a web browser to check it.

Fixing the certificate error

  • Step 1:Sign out of your Yahoo! Mail account from all devices.
  • Step 2:Now, update the browser and the OS you’re using to access the account.
  • Step 3:Clear the browser's history and cache and cookies (which you’re using to access the account).
  • Step 4:Restart the browser and your computer.
  • Step 5:If you’re using the Internet Explorer browser, disable the revocation settings on your account. To do so:
  • Step 6:Open Internet Explorer.
  • Step 7:Go to the Tools menu.
  • Step 8:Select Internet Options > Advanced > Security.
  • Step 9:Deselect all the options under the Security section.
  • Step 10:Click Apply > OK.
  • Step 11:Relaunch the browser.

Updating the Mail app and OS

  • Step 1:Check and update the Mail app on your Windows 10 computer.
  • Step 2:To do so, open the Microsoft Store app.
  • Step 3:Search and select the Mail and Calendar app.
  • Step 4:Click the Update button.
  • Step 5:Similarly, check and update your computer’s OS if available.

Remove and re-add your account

  • Step 1:Open the Mail app.
  • Step 2:Go to the Settings menu.
  • Step 3:Select Manage Accounts > Yahoo Account (you want to remove) > Delete.
  • Step 4:Restart your computer.
  • Step 5:Now, re-add the account

Contact us if the “Yahoo account settings are out of date” error message is displayed on the screen even after performing the above methods.

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