When I tried to generate an App password to connect to Outlook.
I receive the following message:
Something went wrong on our end. Please try again later.
I tried calling Rogers Support I was told I would have to wait between 20 to 30 mins...
Solved! Solved! Go to Solution.
1. Are you offering a discount on internet fees while this service is down?2. On another note, it seems there is large amount of spam getting through now...
1. Just as an FYI, Rogers has always considered the supply of e-mail as "free" or "a bonus" and not a part of a bundle or Internet. i.e. there is no discount on "free". TPIAs, for example, provide Internet, but no e-mail services and some e-mail services provide that, without Internet. You may not agree with this, but it's the way Rogers "thinks".
2. Tip - whenever contacting Rogers, it's almost always best to stick to one topic so that the main topic is not watered down or attention given to something else.
3. Again, I have no idea how many people this affects, but it's not everyone, otherwise it would have been fixed by now.
after sending an email to the complaints' Dept of Rogers re this ongoing issue, I saw this at the bottom of the website.
"Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (CCTS)
CCTS is an independent agency whose mandate is to resolve complaints of consumers about their telecom and TV services, and complaints of small business customers about their telecom services, free of charge. If you have a complaint about your telephone, wireless, internet or TV service, you must first try to resolve it directly with your service provider. If you have done so and have been unable to reach a satisfactory resolution, CCTS may be able to help you. To learn more about CCTS, you may visit its website at www.ccts-cprst.ca or call toll-free at 1-888-221-1687." I suggest we all complain directly to Rogers via their complaint process and if the problem is not resolved to contact this "CCTS" at the number listed.
I think your theory is spot on. I’ve been opening tickets for the past three weeks and keep getting the runaround or the explanation that “they are working on it, but no ETA” ti which I call unacceptable. The expired contract agreement makes the most sense. Someone wasn’t paying attention to upcoming contracts.
My client is having this exact problem as of today (March 26, 2023) - I'm glad I found this forum I'm surprised it is taking so long to solve. Any updates in the past few days? I did PM a Mod for help as someone suggested.
My cousin in Florida is with Cox. They are not with Yahoo. They don't need special application codes. Why Rogers can't do the same is beyond me. Cox is intermittently rejecting some emails as spam. There might be a common thread of these rejected emails coming from Yahoo servers. If tens of millions of Cox customers are having problems with Yahoo servers-just as we Canadian Rogers' customers are-this problem with Yahoo servers might get resolved by Yahoo.
I'm not sure if what you are saying is factually correct. My Rogers Internet Account includes 6 email addresses and my contract doesn't mention anything about these addresses as being "free" or a "bonus". Also if this is really the case they should mention that because they are a bonus or free then they can be discontinued at any time without notice. You may think that is their "feeling" but the legal contract is what ultimately matters. It ultimately doesn't matter to me now because I have another email address from another provider and I spent the last two days arduously transferring everything over to that new email. I know you are a resident expert but another expert told me last month to just wait two or three days lol.
.... anything about these addresses as being "free" or a "bonus".
I had a look through Rogers TOS and found nothing specific to e-mails and cost:
However, they do mention Yahoo (search the pdf), and they have the following information on their website:
Yahoo Mail is a free service made possible by marketing ads...
Thanks for that. I noticed that TOS is dated 12/17 so I'm sure you are right as of the way things are today. I signed on waaay before that but of course my contract evolves with every renewal. No doubt they have themselves legally covered. I'm just venting after two arduous days of switching over to my new email, and my bad timing of getting a new laptop which was why I was trying to get that App Password. Overall I am happy with their Cable TV/ Internet service.
I just spoke with a Rogers technical support agent and here's what I found out:
I just spoke with a Rogers technical support agent and here's what I found out:
- This only affects some client software, notably those which aren’t up-to-date with respect to security modules or certificates.
As I reported in the following post (see last paragraph and last link): Anyone using older versions of e-mail clients may have to update to the latest version, or use another way to get to their e-mails. I had to do this several years ago.
It would be interesting to know if anyone with current e-mail clients is encountering the issue.
P.S. In that post I suggested that people PM the mods, but that only helps if you're having difficulties with regular Webmail passwords, which some people were having initially. If you're having app password issues, the mods may not be able to help (until perhaps you are current with your e-mail client.)
chdiamo1...Yahoo does not own Rogers. Rogers is a Canadian public company, not a subsidiary. Cogeco, another Canadian company, has about an 18% interest in Rogers Communications, but that's it. There is no structural connection to Yahoo or it's parent Verizon. See https://crtc.gc.ca/ownership/eng/cht027.pdf
This affects all clients that go to generate the new app password to allow Outlook to attach to the yahoo mail server. All of my clients are up to date so another porky pie we can add that one to the list .... anyone who looses their app password stored in their settings will be added to the long list of all of us......
that are waiting for Rogers to FIX IT
Rogers might not be a subsidiary of Yahoo, but it sure acts as if it were! If it were a completely independent company, it would not be dependent on another company in another country to provide a service-a one time security application code-to its customers. In fact, Rogers would supply its own codes to its not another company's codes! And if it really wanted to provide a real service to us, it would give its customers in Canada the option of not requiring a security code. Other than as a news feed, why does Rogers make itself dependent on Yahoo? Can't Rogers send and receive its own emails without going through Yahoo?!
@chdiamo1 : Many companies (like Rogers) have arrangements with other companies (like Yahoo) to provide services to customers. This may involve licensing, payments, arrangements, etc. For example, Rogers doesn't have cell towers in the US, so it arranges with US providers so that Rogers Canadian customers can make calls, send texts, etc in the US. There may, or may not, be some ownership involved, but mostly it's a monetary bilateral agreement. Same in the rest of the world.
Rogers also licenses the IgniteTV technology from Comcast in the US. (Rogers did try to develop their own IPTV technology, but, in the end, decided to license this "working" technology from Comcast.)
When I first had e-mail services with Rogers late in the last century, my e-mail ended in "@home.com", which, I believe was a Rogers/RoadRunner agreement (which has undergone several ownership changes and is now part of Time Warner I believe. In late 2001, this changed to "@rogers.com". In 2004, Rogers and Yahoo came to an agreement. See the following link for additional information.
So, in summary, it is common practice for various companies to have agreements to handle certain portions of each others services. Yes it almost appears incestuous.
P.S. What you ask for may seem simple, however, business arrangements are not simple. Same goes for when we have issues/suggestions, etc. with IgniteTV - Rogers works with Comcast and although some things get fixed fast, some take more time.
It is starting to look like this problem will not be fixed.
I found this Reddit discussion, started 10 months ago, on the App Generator not working with Yahoo email.
This was the response from Yahoo-CustomerCare 10 months ago.
Hi there, sorry to hear about this. We're very sorry app passwords are currently unavailable for Yahoo Mail accounts at the moment and we do not have an ETA. Rest assured, you can still access your mail from the Yahoo Mail app or via a web browser. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
JNR51…that Reddit post only establishes that the App Generator was broken 10 months ago. We know App Generated passwords stopped working 3 weeks ago, but in between those two timeframes things were working. I can’t recall if I had generated any new app passwords during that period, but I think I did — and certainly the passwords themselves were working because I was able to use Outlook, Thunderbird and MailStore prior to 3 weeks ago.