Saturday, January 3, 2009

Access a Free Yahoo! Mail Account in Mozilla Thunderbird

To set up a free Yahoo! Mail account in Mozilla Thunderbird:

* Install YPOPs! and make sure it is running.
* Select Tools | Account Settings... from the menu in Mozilla Thunderbird.
* Click Add Account....
* Make sure Email account is selected.
* Click Continue.
* Enter your name under Your Name:.
* Type your Yahoo! Mail address ("", for example) under Email Address:.
* Click Continue.
* Make sure POP is selected under Select the type of incoming server you are using..
* Type "localhost" under Incoming Server:.
o If you use Windows Vista or run into troubles later, try using "" instead of "localhost".
* Click Continue.
* Enter your Yahoo! Mail user name (e.g. "example") under Incoming User Name:.
o Mozilla Thunderbird should already have entered that for you.
* Click Continue.
* Type a name for your new Yahoo! Mail account under Account Name: (e.g. "Yahoo! Mail").
* Click Continue.
* Now click Done.

To make sure we can send mail in addition to receiving it (and optionally have a copy of all send messages stored in Yahoo! Mail's online Sent folder):

* Highlight Outgoing Server (SMTP) in the list of account on the left.
* Click Add....
* Type "localhost" under Server Name:.
If you use Windows Vista or run into troubles later, again try using "" instead of "localhost".
* Make sure Use name and password is checked.
* Type your Yahoo! Mail user name under User Name:.
* Click OK.
* Highlight the Yahoo! Mail account we created before.
* Under Outgoing Server (SMTP):, make sure localhost is selected.
* Click OK.

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