What are the yahoo IMAP settings?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheSpaz, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    I'd like to check my Yahoo mail in Mail.app in Leopard and I can't figure out what settings to use... since it works on the iPhone, why wouldn't it work in Mail.app?

    I did a search, but those posts are from a long time ago.
  2. philgilder macrumors 68000

    Sep 30, 2007
  3. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    The Yahoo! Mail push setup is exclusive to the iPhone. If you want POP or IMAP access to Yahoo! Mail on your computer, you have to pay for it.

  4. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    Damnit... I'm going back to gmail then... forget Yahoo... that's lame. I just hope Gmail comes out with Push SOON!
  5. tallon macrumors newbie


    Apr 29, 2008
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Untrue. I access my Yahoo mail through Outlook on my PC and I don't pay anything for it. POP settings are accessed through Yahoo mail via Options -> POP Access & Forwarding -> POP Settings.
  6. ki2594 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2008
    Carmel, IN.
    I'm sorry if its a dumb question,

    but everyone says the server isn't supported and stuff for gmail to push yet, but then why did my nokia s60 phones always push my gmail?!?
  7. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    I don't see forwarding anywhere except for Yahoo PLUS which you have to pay for... sorry. Maybe you're such an old Yahoo member that the PLUS thing came out AFTER you signed up so they didn't charge you.

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  8. gavd macrumors 6502a

    Jan 30, 2006
    I'm sure I remember this coming up before where I had these options but someone else didn't. Turned out I had the option because I had an '@yahoo.co.uk' address and the other person was '@yahoo.com'.
  9. georgeoommen macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2007
    yup, thats right. POP and forwarding is free for yahoo.co.uk users and not for yahoo.com users.. strange i agree.. but probably just yahoo trying to entice people to take up yahoo mail in the UK..
  10. martyosten macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2010
    IMAP theoretically not supported on desktops

    Many references point to this as an unsupported environment, but my new boss has been using it for months. I, being the good SE that I am, read the directions throughly and set it up as POP. Then 2 days ago during an upgrade, the pop server fell over, but not IMAP which supposedly only services wireless clients.

    So, boss-man is steaming cause I should be getting this to work in IMAP (convert). Naturally, that would destroy existing INBOX entries, so dutifully squirreled those away, then proceeded with the new config. What, still not working!?

    7 bloody hours, no way to get a hold of their phone support, websites reminded me of linked-list in assembler language, this morning I called the "civilian" Yahoo support line. Luckily only a few minute wait, AND reached someone with a pulse! Spoke English, too :)

    During the Bizmail upgrade on their POP machine (I'll have a diet 7-Up), my entry was deleted (how? why?) so there was no way in hell of me getting this working.

    20 years of UNIX and other stuff, and I find out I'm beating my head against the wall, cause I just don't exist. Hmm. What a concept? Belize?

    Hope no one has this ever, or I'll see you later señor.

    In a little cafe' just the other side of the boarder...

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