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Accessing Yahoo! Mail from Outlook Express / Thunderbird with YPOPs

Unlike Gmail, and some other free email providers that enables us to access email via mail client, Yahoo! Mail service does not provide this feature. Access via POP on Yahoo! email service is offered commercially. As a way out, try using the tool YPOPs!. Download YPOPs!, Then install them onto your computer.

After that, do the addition of an account on your mail client program. For example, here's how to add Yahoo! Mail account in Outlook Express.

1. In Outlook Express, click Tools menu> Accounts.
2. Click the Add> Mail.
3. Type in your name, then click Next.
4. Type Yahoo! email address, and then click Next.
5. Make sure the option My incoming mail server is POP3. Enter 127.0.0.1 in the box Incoming (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server and Outgoing mail (SMTP) mail server. Click Next.
6. Like when logged into Yahoo! Mail via the web, type the ID Yahoo! you on Account name:, and your password in the Password:. Click Next.
7. Click Finish. Internet Accounts dialog box will be displayed again with an additional account named 127.0.0.1.
8. Click the new account, then click the Properties button.
9. Change the name of the account into YPOPs or other names that you will remember.
10. Click the Servers tab, and activate the checkbox My server requires authentication.
11. Click the Advanced tab, then drag the Server timeouts value to 5 minutes (maximum).
12. If you want the email messages in Yahoo! not be removed once downloaded, activate the checkbox Leave a copy of messages on server. If not, then your email server Yahoo! will be deleted after you have copied to Outlook Express (local computer). Click OK.
13. Click Close.
14. Now you have to manage email Yahoo! such as managing any other POP email. Click the Send / Recv to pull the email from Yahoo and the server sends you an email draft.

The settingYPOPs! at Thunderbird more or less the same, except on the charging POP / Incoming Server, type localhost, not 127.0.0.1. The value of its fixed 127.0.0.1 SMTP.

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