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

On Thu, 25 Apr 2013 06:55:08 -0700
David Guntner <davidg@akaMail.net> wrote:

> 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.

Wow - this works! Now I can finally go back to my long neglected Yahoo!
account and try to clean it up.

>               --Dave


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