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

When attempting to connect your child's Yahoo email account to Bark for monitoring, you may have come across the message below:

This is because of Yahoo's security policies, but we'll make sure you're able to monitor your child's Yahoo account!

Below are two methods available for getting your child's Yahoo email monitored by Bark:

  • Method A: Enable Two-Factor Authentication (most secure)
  • Method B: Allow Apps With Less Secure Sign-In (fastest, easiest)

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 Account Info.

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 Bark password field for connecting to a Yahoo account:

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

You will also see it on your Bark parent dashboard, 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 Account Info.

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!

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

You will also see it on your Bark parent dashboard, along with all of your child's other connected accounts.

Need additional assistance?

If you are still having trouble connecting a Yahoo email account, don't hesitate to reach out to us!

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