Will mail app in Lion support yahoo mail without having yahoo+ account?

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  1. aziatiklover, Jul 18, 2011
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    aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Like the title says I heard or saw in the first beta that we could set up yahoo mail client like on iOS without paying for yahoo+ is this right? Thanx in advance guys cuz if yes this would be EPIC like ichat regrouping all chat service in one window :D:apple:
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    This is a Yahoo issue, not an Apple Mail issue.
     
  3. aziatiklover thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I know that's why I asked if it would work just like on iOS? Simple set up and u done!
     
  4. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    I use Yahoo IMAP in mail on SL, not noticed any problems with it, dont have a Yahoo+ either, just free account
     
  5. Maxpilot macrumors member

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    What are Yahoo IMAP settings?
     
  6. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    http://paulschreiber.com/blog/2011/02/19/howto-set-up-imap-email-for-yahoo/


    Cutting to the chase

    IMAP server: apple.imap.mail.yahoo.com (username = Yahoo ID)
    SMTP server: apple.smtp.mail.yahoo.com (username = yahooid@yahoo.com)
    SSL enabled. Authentication = password.
    Step-by-step guide to configuring Mac OS X Mail for Yahoo

    Go to Mail > Preferences…
    Click Accounts (toolbar)
    Click + (lower left)
    You’ll see the first pane of the wizard. Enter your email address and password. Then click Continue.
    Mail recognizes this as a Yahoo account. But you’re not a paying Yahoo Mail Plus customer, and don’t have access to the POP server. Don’t worry. That’s okay. Click Continue anyway.
    On the next screen, select IMAP from the popup and enter apple.imap.mail.yahoo.com as the server name.

    Note: most of the instructions on the internet tell you to enter imap.apple.mail.yahoo.com. While this also works, you’ll get an SSL error:

    since Yahoo’s wildcard certificate is for *.imap.mail.yahoo.com. If you do this, you have to click Show Certificate, check the “Always trust…” checkbox, click connect and enter your Mac OS username and password.

    Why bother?
    Next, enter apple.smtp.mail.yahoo.com as your SMTP server. Enter your username (full yahoo email address) and password and click Continue:
    The good news: Mail has recognized this as not just an IMAP account, but a Yahoo IMAP account.

    The bad news: it thinks it’s a POP account, and has set the port to 995.

    Change the port to 993.
     
  7. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    imap.mail.yahoo.com
    imap port 993 using ssl with password authentication

    smtp.mail.yahoo.co.uk (not sure why this isnt .com also)
     
  8. aziatiklover thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Awesome man I have been looking for this for years now and nothing ever really work before until now. However, I just found the answer I wanted for YES ppl Lion will support yahoo without doing the backdoor.

    "Mail makes it easy to manage all your email from a single, ad-free inbox, even when you’re not connected to the Internet. It features powerful new search capabilities. It works with most email standards — including POP3 and IMAP — and popular email services such as Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, and AOL Mail. And if you have more than one email account, no problem. Add your accounts to Mail and you’ll be able to access all your email from one place. Learn more about the new features of Mail in OS X Lion"
    http://www.apple.com/macosx/apps/
     
  9. mr donz macrumors newbie

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    yahoo mail now works for me on mac mail os lion without a yahoo+ account or third party programs. just add yahoo in the account settings of mac mail.
     
  10. TofSanity macrumors 6502a

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    i am not using the mail app for yahoo but i have been having difficulty logging into my yahoo mail account on my iMac since i've upgraded to os x. it just freezes everything. it just seems to do this on the yahoo webpage. anyone else having this issue?
     

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