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Re: MUA & Yahoo Mail (WAS:Re: Dist-upgrade or upgrade. Which?)

On Wed 24 Apr 2013 at 23:02:48 -0700, Patrick Bartek wrote:

> Okay.  I found the Yahoo IMAP help page.  The POP help still states
> you need a "for pay" Yahoo Mail Plus account, but no mention of that
> for IMAP.  I'll run a test.  I already have Sylpheed on this system,
> and it is both POP or IMAP compatible.  SSL, too.

I've used my traditional MUA with a free account for years.


   brian@desktop:~$ telnet pop.mail.yahoo.co.uk 110
   Connected to pop1.mail.vip.ir2.yahoo.com.
   Escape character is '^]'.
   +OK hello from popgate- pop010.mail.ir2.yahoo.com 
   user debian-user
   +OK password required.
   pass FreeSoftware
   +OK maildrop ready, 25 messages (206988 octets) (267884)
   +OK 25 messages (206988 octets)
   1 10887
   2 6730
   3 5826


   brian@desktop:~$ telnet smtp.mail.yahoo.co.uk 25
   Connected to smtp.mail.eu.am0.yahoodns.net.
   Escape character is '^]'.
   220 smtp166.mail.ir2.yahoo.com ESMTP
   helo example.com
   250 smtp166.mail.ir2.yahoo.com
   mail from: anyone@example.com
   530 authentication required - for help go to http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/mail/pop/pop-11.html

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