iMac Mail - Yahoo issue

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by fangelico, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. fangelico macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2009
    When I open the Mail App on the iMac - all my messages are marked as "read" in my Yahoo Plus mail a/c (and on my iPhone). This happens even if I do not open/read the msgs on the iMac mail app. Does anyone know why this happens and how to stop them from being marked as "read"... thanks!
  2. Emmanuel macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2009
    Massachsetts, USA
    Could it be POP?

    I don't really use Yahoo! Mail, but I do know that it uses the POP3 protocol for desktop clients to connect to. I think you have a setting that makes it so that when Apple Mail downloads the email, Yahoo! will say that it's read on the server.

    When I used POP on my Gmail account, it would archive it for me, even if I didn't actually read the mail on my Email client. Now that I use Gmail's IMAP service, it all sync up nicely.

    That's my best guess... :D
  3. fangelico thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2009
    Thanks - I have heard that as well - not sure if Yahoo has an option to use IMAP but I will check....
  4. Achiever macrumors 6502


    Jan 23, 2008
    Last I checked (a while ago) they did not offer IMAP and were charging for POP forwarding. I stopped using Yahoo! when they implemented the charge for POP years ago.

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