Yahoo Mail Application for MBP?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by coriforia, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. coriforia macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2008
    I just got my new MBP yesterday! (Yay!) Its very lovely :) However, I use Yahoo mail. I know I'm not able to sync it up with imail since I have the free Yahoo (I refuse to pay for e-mail, there are way too many free programs). But does anyone know of an application that will tell me when I have new yahoo mail? I used to use Yahoo Messenger on Windows purely for this reason, but I went on their website and they don't make a yahoo messenger for mac. They make one for linux but not mac! Psh. I was looking into something called Izymail that supposedly allows you to connect imail to your yahoo, but it costs something too. Something called freemacpop's allows you to view mail, but not send it through imail (why would I want to view and not send?). Sooo, I thought perhaps I would post something and see if anyone had any ideas? I could always just use a gmail, but I'm too lazy to change e-mails ha
  2. scr1968 macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2007
    Yahoo absolutely makes Messenger for the Mac - but it isn't as feature rich as the Windows version in my opinion. The latest version of 3.0 beta 2. If you go to on your Mac it should auto detect that you are on the Mac and offer you the Mac version.

  3. kfordham281 macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
    FYI: Yahoo Mail on is subpar. It doesn't give you IMAP access.
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Yahoo Mail's paid services, Yahoo! Mail Plus and Yahoo! Business Mail offer POP3 access. Yahoo makes no mention of IMAP access., which supports IMAP, has nothing to do with it.
  5. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    gMail is IMAP.

    Yahoo! is POP3.

    POP3 does not play nice with an iPhone and Not worth a penny extra.
  6. kfordham281 macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
    True. My point was if you're used to IMAP then POP3 stinks; in my opinion. My mother in-law setup Yahoo on and I suggested she just go back to using it in the browser. If you want to access it in more than one place, it just makes sense to keep the messages in one place (e.g. on their servers).

    Something like Mailplane for Yahoo would be slick though.
  7. rnwjr macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2007
  8. midniter macrumors regular


    Feb 2, 2009
  9. mmduluth macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2011
    Just make a gmail account and forward all of your yahoo mail to the gmail account through the gmail settings. Then you have IMAP email and Gmail is Wayyyyyyyyyy better IMO.

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