using my yahoo/msn accounts with Mail,how?!

XheartcoreboyX

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so Mail seems to be a good app..i know i can use it with my yahoo and msn mail so i can read and send email through it/much faster/..but how??
i did file>account thing but then i dont know what to type in the spaces..would someone help me with it?? remember im such a noob in these stuff :mad:
 

XheartcoreboyX

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thanks for your response =),
i actually tried to install the plugine..extracted the (.gz) folder and got an .dmg file..clicked on it but nothing happenes!

about the yahoo mail thing..i chose(pop) then filled all the spaces and it was trying to connect to the server..and i got an error(pic attached)..any solutions?
 

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DoFoT9

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i have had this problem with msn for sooo long. httpmail doesnt work for me. im not sure what outgoing and incoming server to use.

there are other threads on this aswell btw.
 

XheartcoreboyX

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i have had this problem with msn for sooo long. httpmail doesnt work for me. im not sure what outgoing and incoming server to use.

there are other threads on this aswell btw.
ok forget the msn part..
how to let it work with yahoo?? what incoming/outgoing servers to enter? bet you know:rolleyes:
 

DoFoT9

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ok forget the msn part..
how to let it work with yahoo?? what incoming/outgoing servers to enter? bet you know:rolleyes:
account type = POP
Description = Yahoo Email
email address = (email address here)
full name = (your name as it will appear to others)
incoming mail server = smtp.mail.yahoo.com
username = your email address
password = your password

outgoing server should fix itseslf up..
 

Anonymous Freak

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POP access for Yahoo is not free. You need to pay for "Mail Plus", which includes, among other things, POP/SMTP access.

If you pay for that service, then the following settings will work:
incoming mail server: pop.mail.yahoo.com with or without Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), authentication: Password. If SSL is off, use port 110, if SSL is on, use port 995 (both are the defaults.)
outgoing mail server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com use Authentication, (SSL can be on or off, doesn't matter. If your internet provider blocks port 25, you can use port 465 instead, wether SSL is on or off.)
Use your yahoo ID as the user name (meaning don't add @yahoo.com) and your password as the password in all cases.

Note again, if you are not a Mail Plus paid customer, their POP server will say that your user name or password are not valid.



Hotmail does not officially provide POP service at all, even for extra money. The only way to get Hotmail access through a desktop mail app is if it has Hotmail support, which, as you have found out, doesn't always work. (Microsoft changes the settings every so often to make it harder to figure out.)
 

DoFoT9

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Hotmail does not officially provide POP service at all, even for extra money. The only way to get Hotmail access through a desktop mail app is if it has Hotmail support, which, as you have found out, doesn't always work. (Microsoft changes the settings every so often to make it harder to figure out.)
do u have any idea what i can use for the outgoing server?? everything else connects, its trying to go thru smtp but i dont think it has that?? :confused:
 

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ok forget the msn part..
how to let it work with yahoo?? what incoming/outgoing servers to enter? bet you know:rolleyes:
incoming (POP): pop.mail.yahoo.com (non-ssl: port 110, ssl: 995)
outgoing (SMTP): smtp.mail.yahoo.com (non-ssl:25 or 587, ssl: 465)
 

DoFoT9

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ggrrr im fed up with this crap. this is my 3rd attempt thats been over an hour trying to figure it out. retarded thing
 

scokim

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i have had this problem with msn for sooo long. httpmail doesnt work for me. im not sure what outgoing and incoming server to use.

there are other threads on this aswell btw.
My outgoing server is services.msn.com
and incoming is hotmail.com.

Works very well for me and can even synchronise with hotmail.
 

Southern

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POP access for Yahoo is not free. You need to pay for "Mail Plus", which includes, among other things, POP/SMTP access...Note again, if you are not a Mail Plus paid customer, their POP server will say that your user name or password are not valid.
Huh? Yahoo POP3 works for me and I only have a standard yahoo account that I've had for years. And yes, I am using the same settings as you, I think I stumbled across an option on Yahoo to activate POP3 and I did. I hope Yahoo aren't going to charge me Mail Plus rates! Gmail is a lot less hassle to set up in a Mail client and they keep copies of your mail on their servers as well (something that Yahoo don't do!).
 

scokim

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it works everywhere i go, even behind university's firewall, because it goes through the http tunnel, so i don't think it's telstra's.
 

XheartcoreboyX

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account type = POP
Description = Yahoo Email
email address = (email address here)
full name = (your name as it will appear to others)
incoming mail server = smtp.mail.yahoo.com
username = your email address
password = your password

outgoing server should fix itseslf up..
it still gave me the same error i posted in the earlier post. =\
 

DoFoT9

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:eek: Chill out man, I've always had problems with hotmail, either too much spam or too much hassle with POP3. I think I gave up with hotmail after a while.
sorry, its been a looong day. ive been getting a lil aggitated lately. ahwell, somethings arent meant to be.
 

Southern

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sorry, its been a looong day. ive been getting a lil aggitated lately. ahwell, somethings arent meant to be.
Maybe I should have said "think about it, hotmail is fxxing microsoft again. What do you expect, an easy ride?" I wish I could get it working too but I never managed to.

At the moment I am using Thunderbird for my email client and it seems to do the job. I recall I had to use a plugin for Yahoo mail though. If you sign into yahoo mail and click mail options on their website, you can access POP3 settings and get all the port numbers you need to set it up. I know this because I have just tried it.
 

samh004

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ggrrr im fed up with this crap. this is my 3rd attempt thats been over an hour trying to figure it out. retarded thing
I use Telstra whenever I am in Australia and they always want you to use their SMTP server, same when I am in HK, have to use their server, not the .Mac one I have been given.

Try: smtp.bigpond.net.au or mail.bigpond.com
 

DoFoT9

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Maybe I should have said "think about it, hotmail is fxxing microsoft again. What do you expect, an easy ride?" I wish I could get it working too but I never managed to.

At the moment I am using Thunderbird for my email client and it seems to do the job. I recall I had to use a plugin for Yahoo mail though. If you sign into yahoo mail and click mail options on their website, you can access POP3 settings and get all the port numbers you need to set it up. I know this because I have just tried it.
ok one last annoyance from me. i DL'd thunderbird (thanks so much for recommending that aswell) but it cant conenct to the server. i was just wondering what incomming/outgoing server to use.
mines currently incoming: hotmail.com
outgoing services.msn.com

thanking you in advance

I use Telstra whenever I am in Australia and they always want you to use their SMTP server, same when I am in HK, have to use their server, not the .Mac one I have been given.

Try: smtp.bigpond.net.au or mail.bigpond.com
hhmm no luck with those two, i can get the 2nd one to connect successfully, but it wont grab the emails because...i donno..