POP/SMTP services on Yahoo
glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Sun Aug 8 02:04:52 BST 2010
On 08/07/2010 10:54 AM, Michael wrote:
> After much gnashing of teeth, I finally succeeded in downloading my
> Yahoo email via POP. Sending via Yahoo's SMTP took a few trial and
> errors - it finally worked with SSL and port 465 which directly
> conflicts with the information I googled.
Was that a Yahoo! account, or was it an AT&T/SBCGlobal type of account
that was aliased to a Yahoo! address? The settings you mention are
typically for the latter.
Reason for asking is that Yahoo! US only (as I understand it) only
allows smtp/pop access on their accounts if you convert them to a Yahoo!
Plus account (reasonably priced at $20 per year) .
> I knew people in the UK were able to POP their Yahoo mail, but I think
> it has been only recently ( a year, two years?) that people in the
> Federal Republic of the United States have been able to do so. And
> then, only after they switch their content area to Asia. I still don't
> know what that is all about, but hey - it works. Someone earlier in the
> thread suggested that the reason people using the U.S. content weren't
> able to POP their mail is because it is used by AT&T (and I think
> others) as a paid service. Apparently, if you AT&T as your ISP, you
> don't really get AT&T mail, you get Yahoo mail.
> In any case, it sure is nice to have all of my accounts easily
> accessible via my trusty Thunderbird 2.0 program. No more web interface.
> Y'all have a wonderful week end.
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