Pop Email Settings – Your Questions…


Mandy asks…

what are the correct pop email settings?

how do i set up pop emai for yahoo mail?l?

admin answers:

In order to use a separate email program, such as Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, or Thunderbird (see below), to receive Yahoo Mail you can use POP3 or IMAP. SMTP is needed when using any program or right clicking on a file to directly send email. POP3 and SMTP is free in the UK, AU, and NZ but in the US you must pay for “Yahoo Mail Plus”. In Canada it is free with “Yahoo! Delivers”. IMAP can be used free anywhere. When you do you can set the servers as follows:

Incoming (POP3)
     US and CA – plus.pop.mail.yahoo.com Use SSL; Port 995
     UK – pop.mail.yahoo.co.uk Use SSL; Port 995
     AU and NZ – pop.mail.yahoo.com.au Use SSL; Port 995

Outgoing (SMTP)
     US and CA – plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com Use TLS; Port 465
     UK – smtp.mail.yahoo.co.uk Use SSL and TLS; Port 465
     AU and NZ – smtp.mail.yahoo.com.au Use SSL and TLS; Port 465

Incoming (IMAP)
     US and CA – imap.mail.yahoo.com Use SSL/TLS; Port 993
     (For outgoing use the SMTP server. Not available for free in the US. Free in CA with “Yahoo! Delivers”.)

I am using IMAP with Thunderbird with a free account. I can receive email with no problem. I use another email account for outgoing mail.

The same servers are used for ymail and rocketmail. Use the entire email address as the Yahoo ID.

There is an add on for Thunderbird that will allow many web email accounts including Yahoo without the need for POP3. Go to http://webmail.mozdev.org/
NOTE: I have not been able to get this to work. Maybe it will not work with Beta yet. If you are running Thunderbird 3 and Yahoo Beta Mail and it works, please contact me.

Differences between POP3 and IMAP.

Most email programs will handle either. The main difference is that folders online are mapped to the folders in the email program with IMAP. When I set it up all my online folders showed up in Thunderbird. The spam folder shows up just just like any other folder and items may have to be moved to another spam folder. I have not used it enough to be an expert but I know that moving or deleting items in Thunderbird move or delete the items online.

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