yahoo account on mail app

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  1. shortguy088

    shortguy088 New Member

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    is there any way to use a yahoo account on the mail app without upgrading to the premium account? i dont want to pay
  2. spraggih

    spraggih New Member

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    Unfortunately none I know of*

    Even if you paid $20 / year to access Yahoo via mail.app it would only be POP-- meaning changes you made within mail.app would not be reflected on Yahoo (e.g., marking messages as read) and vice versa.

    I have Yahoo Plus and now forward the mail to Google which supports IMAP-- that basically allows any changes to be reflected.

    I bet soon Yahoo will support IMAP and may offer it as free to remain competitive. I will say Yahoo's GUI is worlds better IMHO than Google's and feels more consumer-centric. But I do like Google's labels and speed.

    * - I assume you already know you can access Yahoo mail via Safari (right-- so no need to re-mention).
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    b40huckers New Member

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    I was able to use the POP mail with yahoo when I configured it today and I don't have a plus account. I am running the old yahoo mail page, follow the settings for POP and SMTP there.

    Although I have just forwarded my yahoo mail to my gmail, easier with it all coming to one account.
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    dino86 New Member

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    I had the same problem... I thought that its because I am not using paid account so i paid for yahoo plus and tried again and had no luck... Than I just forwarded my yahoo mail to my gmail because gmail works on iTouch... Now works fine but could not set up yahoo account on iTouch..

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