Access to Verizon Media’s Mail services is one of the top requests we receive from the application developer community. We welcome interesting ideas and products which aim at elevating the email experience for our customers.
While we no longer support proprietary Mail API’s we are happy to provide access through standard interfaces such as IMAP, CardDav, and CalDav with Oauth2 support, subject to our policies including the restrictions in this document.
To protect the security and privacy of our users, those scopes are not available for self-served setup in the developer console.
Instead, third parties providing applications or services which require access to our consumers’ data on their behalf have to apply for access and provide evidence that they are honoring our policies and guidelines.
Developers can request commercial access to IMAP, CalDav, and CardDav for AOL, Yahoo and Verizon consumers by sending an email to email@example.com.
Please be sure you read and understood our policy before reaching out.
Developers must be honest and accurate in their request and description of their application or service they are requesting access for. Developers need to provide clear information about the identity of the application or service and the requestor. Developers must accurately and thoroughly describe their application and services and how they will use and control data obtained through our APIs.Use of APIs
Developers may only use the approved APIs to provide services directly to our customers. Developers are not allowed to build services on top of our APIs which are intended to re-create the functionality those APIs provide and offer them for use by other non-approved third parties.Use of Data
Developers’ privacy and security policies and all related in-product notifications need to be easily accessible to the user and accurate. Developers’ policies must disclose all manners in which the application or service is collecting and using data received from Verizon Media, what data is collected and used and how users can control that access. In addition developers must comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
Developers’ application must be honest and transparent with users and provide the exact purpose for requiring access to Verizon Media mail data. The application or service must notify users and collect consent for each use case requiring access.Security
Developers are required to demonstrate that their application and services meet minimum security standards to mitigate the risk of data breach and ensure the secure handling and storage of data obtained through Verizon Media’s APIs.Enforcement
Unless otherwise prohibited, Verizon Media reserves the right to revoke access to the APIs at any time and to impose rate limiting if appropriate or necessary.
For details on how to use and integrate with our Oauth2 implementation, please refer to https://developer.yahoo.com/oauth/.