How to setup Yahoo! Mail on Mac Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by The Californian, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    I've read previous posts, and no one seems to have a current answer. It appears as if the past solutions are no longer working, so does anyone know how to get Yahoo! Mail working on Mac Mail?

    Thanks.
     
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    not even this?

    mate! you're from surfers!!! im on the tweed!!!

    hmm. a good friend has just indicated that you may have to pay to upgrade the account to POP3 before attempting to get them working together.
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Yahoo mail will not do POP access unless you have the premium service ($19 per year). I have yahoo mail and it was a bit of a pain to setup use from the OSx mail program.
     
  4. The Californian thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yah mate, I tried everything in that exact thread and it all seems outdated. So I don't know.
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    looks like you'll have to fork out the $19 (US i guess) to change over :( either that or forward everything to gmail then use that ;) i do that.
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Unfortunately I don't think normal Yahoo mail allows forwarding of everything incoming unless you pay for premium version.
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    oh wow. thats pretty pathetic.
     
  8. macgrl macrumors 65816

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    Yes it is and for your money you only get pop and not imap.
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    Lucky I didn't go with yahoo then :) I wonder why they do that....??
     
  10. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Wish I knew! I originally had Excite, but then some real issues showed up and I switched to Yahoo. I stick with Yahoo since I don't want to try to find all the places where I have my e-mail address. I don't think they've really kept up with the internet world.
     
  11. macgrl macrumors 65816

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    They should do it as google offer it for free (of course you pay via advertising) but then yahoo's free version has ads too. I still have a yahoo address that I set up over 5 years ago, rarely use it. I have my own domain email now so I control what it can do. :) Cheaper than $19 too
     
  12. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i hear they still have 10mb attachment limits :eek: ?? ;)
     
  13. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    The limit is currently 25 MB; I just checked.
     
  14. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    still far too low IMO. i was under the impression that hotmail changed to 50MB - but i think they swapped back. gmail is preferred atm for me :)
     

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