Apple Mail issue. Problems setting it up with yahoo email adress

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MatLane, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. MatLane macrumors 6502a

    MatLane

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    #1
    This might actually be a noob question. I have never used it.


    I am trying to sign up with my @yahoo.co.uk account and it keeps saying this



    ''Trying to log onto the Pop server failed.


    Can anybody help me with this


    Cheers,

    ML
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Certain Yahoo! email accounts, mostly the ones in North America cannot be configured with the Apple Mail application unless the owner of that account has a paid subscription with Yahoo! specifically to enable POP access. To my understanding the reason behind this is because Yahoo! makes money when people check their email through the webmail access point, also exposing themselves to all the advertisements scattered throughout the interface. I believe its the same policy for Hotmail/MSN/Windows Live. I am not certain that the UK accounts are subject to this same subscription fee because some other Yahoo! accounts, such as the ones in Southeast Asia and elsewhere can be setup without such a fee.
     
  3. MatLane thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MatLane

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    I seeeeee. Cheers very much for that ill try and research yahoos website


    Thanks
     

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