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Offline DougieFresh

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Yahoo mail in Thunderbird
« on: September 14, 2010, 03:18:14 am »
Would some one kindly help me get Yahoo mail to work in Thunderbird.
I did download webmail some thing from add ons but don't seem to see where to set up. I did go to add ons and select webmail and did answer the few questions it asked. Do I need to set up account like I would my other accounts in Thunderbird?
Thanks for any help.
Dougie
« Last Edit: September 15, 2010, 12:09:44 pm by DougieFresh »

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Offline yugnip

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Re: Yahoo mail in Thunderbird
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2010, 03:39:23 am »
To be able to set up your Yahoo account in Thunderbird I think you need a premium Yahoo account. If you have one, it should be as easy as setting up a regular account in Thunderbird, and you should be able to find any info you need for Thunderbird to set-up on the premium Yahoo page.

Edit: I found several links like this one
http://email.about.com/od/mozillathunderbirdtips/qt/et_free_yahoo.htm

but I have no idea if it works.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2010, 03:51:07 am by yugnip »

Offline Phossy

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Re: Yahoo mail in Thunderbird
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2010, 10:29:41 am »
To get mail into Thunderbird you will need pop3 access. For Yahoo this is a premium service as mentioned previously. There are supposed work-arounds to this but I can't vouch for them. Just Google 'yahoo mail pop3 access' and you'll find several would be solutions.

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Re: Yahoo mail in Thunderbird
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2010, 12:08:13 pm »
Thanks for the replies.
I did manage to get yahoo mail by downloading the 'webmail' extension for Thunderbird and then following the instructions
Now where is that 'solved' button?  ;)
« Last Edit: September 15, 2010, 12:11:37 pm by DougieFresh »