How to Connect a Yahoo Email Account

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Bark is able to monitor emails sent and received (including attachments) on connected email accounts like Yahoo.

Due to Yahoo's security policies, there are two methods available for monitoring a child's Yahoo email account:

Method A: Enabling Two-Factor Authentication

STEP 1: Log in to your child's Yahoo email account.

STEP 2: Hover over your child's name on the top right, and in the menu that appears, select Settings.

STEP 3: Select Account Security on the left-hand column.

STEP 4: Ensure Two-Step Verification is enabled.

  • When it's disabled, it looks like this:
  • When it's enabled, it looks like this:

STEP 5: Select Generate app password at the bottom of the page:

STEP 5: On the screen that pops up, select Other App.

STEP 6: Input Bark as the name of that app:

STEP 7: Copy the password on the next pop up.

STEP 8:  Paste the password within the password field for connecting to a Yahoo account:

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That's it!

You'll see the message below, indicating it has been successfully connected for monitoring.

You will also see it on your child's profile, along with all of your child's other connected accounts:

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Method B: Allow Apps With Less Secure Sign-In

STEP 1: Log in to your child's Yahoo email account.

STEP 2: Hover over your child's name on the top right, and in the menu that appears, select Settings.

STEP 3: Select Account Security on the left-hand column.

STEP 4: Enable Allow apps that use less secure sign-in, as seen below:

STEP 5: Retry connecting your child's Yahoo email account to Bark!

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That's it!

You'll see the message below, indicating it has been successfully connected for monitoring.

You will also see it on your child's profile, along with all of your child's other connected accounts:

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