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

Patrick Bartek grabbed a keyboard and wrote:
>> From: Dave Thayer <debian1311420.dmthayer@recursor.net>
>> On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 07:44:29PM -0700, Patrick Bartek wrote:
>>> How?  What MUA did you use?  When I initially set up my Yahoo
>>> Mail accounts (I have several)--this was years ago--there was no
>>> option with the free accounts for POP3 or IMAP.  It was
>>> specifically said that if you wanted it, you could, [snip]
>> Oddly enough, while Yahoo! charges for POP access, they enable
>> IMAP access on the free accounts. I'm guessing that's for mobile
>> device support. Icedove knows the right thing to do, or look up
>> the instructions on the Yahoo! help pages.

Yup.  That's a nice loophole they created that works out well for those
of us using Thunderbird or other MUAs. :-)

> 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.

Yahoo supports SSL, so no worries there.  I've got it set for
imap.mail.yahoo.com on port 993 for SSL/TLS incoming and
smtp.mail.yahoo.com on port 465 for SSL/TLS outgoing.  Works like a champ.


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