trying to set up yahoo mail with windows live mail

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by abeperez86, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. abeperez86

    abeperez86 Guest

    i get a box asking for my user name and password for my mail server.

    "logon to pop.mail.yahoo.com
    please verify that both username and password are correct for your mail server
    username__________
    password__________"

    i tried my account name and password to log on to my yahoo account and for
    logging in to my computer.
    what can i do?!
     
    abeperez86, Sep 28, 2008
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  2. You can verify that you have the correct username and password by
    logging in to Yahoo's webmail (with your browser):
    http://mail.yahoo.com.

    I don't think that pop.mail.yahoo.com server is used any longer.
    What type of Yahoo account do you have, free, premium 'Mail Plus',
    or a partnered account through your ISP?
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Sep 28, 2008
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  3. abeperez86

    abeperez86 Guest

    it's a free yahoo account

     
    abeperez86, Sep 28, 2008
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  4. US-based free Yahoo accounts have webmail access only,
    no POP access. Windows Mail handles POP mail but not webmail.
    There are two possible solutions:

    1. How did you access Yahoo mail before? If you are happy with
    webmail via your browser, you can continue to use that.

    2. Pay Yahoo to get their premium "Mail Plus" service:
    http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/original/mailplus/overview/index.html
    and use the special settings for that service:
    http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/original/mailplus/pop/pop-14.html
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Sep 29, 2008
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  5. abeperez86

    abeperez86 Guest

    That is exactly what i needed to hear. Thank you so much for the
    enlightenment. This definitely gets rid of a lot of headaches!

    -Abraham
     
    abeperez86, Sep 30, 2008
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  6. You're very welcome.
     
    Gary VanderMolen, Sep 30, 2008
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