Air mail program

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by kappax12, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. kappax12 macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2010
    why can't i get mail from yahoo to my air mail program without paying yahoo? on the iphone and ipad i can get them free without paying yahoo.
  2. iCheddar macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2007
    South Dakota
    Apple and Yahoo formed a special agreement when the iPhone was first launched in 2007 that gave "push" (in this case IMAP) email capabilities to iPhone, thus giving you free access to Yahoo's exchange services. Unfortunately, the agreement did not extend onto Mac products, and thus, does not extend to Mail.

    Keep in mind that you can use Yahoo's POP3 server settings without paying extra. The limitation of POP3 vs IMAP is that changes are not synced between the device and the server.

    If you're interested in an email service that provides free Exchange or IMAP service across all devices, I suggest giving GMail a try.

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