Mail app and Yahoo account not playing together

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Macbobit, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Macbobit macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm a little confused about how the 'Mail' app on my MBP works with my yahoo account. I thought I had set it up properly; emails appear in my 'Mail' inbox but I am unable to send anything - every time I try, the app requests me to enter my yahoo username and password. I do but it tells me they are incorrect. If the details are incorrect why do they work when I log in to yahoo with a browser?

    I read somewhere that you have to have a payed for yahoo account to get proper access to it's service. If this is the case it sure isn't obvious, unless I have just been looking in all the wrong places...

    I am also having trouble importing my yahoo contacts to the mac Address Book app.

    Please help!!!
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    What are you using for your incoming and outgoing servers?
     
  3. gdphishman817 macrumors newbie

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    I use Yahoo with Mail and you need Yahoo Plus to do it. Costs like 15 bucks a year I think, well worth it. I've been using it for years and Yahoo's spam filter is really good.
     
  4. Macbobit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the incoming one has plus.pop and the outgoing one has plus smtp in it.

    I don't have a yahoo plus account.

    Are there any online accounts that provide the service I'm after?
     
  5. gdphishman817 macrumors newbie

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  6. Macbobit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is it easy to import all my old emails and contacts into gmail? And then into 'Mail'?
     
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