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Setup for Yahoo Mail

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Setup for Yahoo Mail

Postby N4Spd » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:54 pm

Free Yahoo mail does not allow POP client access. Yahoo Mail+ (paid) does allow POP access.

However, the following setup allows for IMAP (which is better than POP) access with a free Yahoo Mail account with one limitation (it works when using edge/3g for network access but not for wifi access because yahoo prevents it).

So, here's what you need to do in the Walkie Talkie app setup:

1. enter "johnsmith@yahoo.com" for email address and your password.
2. select manual setup
3. select IMAP
4. Incoming settings:
- username: johnsmith
- password: same as before
- IMAP Server: imap.mail.yahoo.com
all other options are defaults
5. Outgoing settings:
- SMTP Server: smtp.mobile.mail.yahoo.com
all other options are defaults

Please note that it will only connect when using edge/3g, not when you're on wifi.
Also, yahoo imap uses no encryption while GMail uses SSL always so why not use a free gmail account for walkie talkie msgs?
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