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Old 08. Apr 2010, 12:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can't get Thunderbird to work...any ideas?

For some reason i cannot get Thunderbird (or outlook) to retrieve my mail and i can't figure out why. The accounts i'm trying to retrieve from are yahoo and googlemail. Is there a thread or review on the site that can help me with this and if not, can somebody please describe for me exactly how i should set up Tbird? Any help appreciated.
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Old 08. Apr 2010, 01:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Its easy to set up. Yahoo mail doesn't allow this method. Use gmail.
Follow the link below..
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/a...n&answer=77662
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Many thanks xobi.
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Old 08. Apr 2010, 04:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you still have problems check your firewall logs to make sure the ports are not being blocked which sounds possible if Outlook is being blocked too.
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Old 08. Apr 2010, 09:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Since we no longer use yahoo groups for our editors here as we did in the very beginning, I have not had any need for ypops and dont use yahoo any more.

If you want to use thunderbird with yahoo you will need something like ypops. http://ypopsemail.com/ Unfortunately it has not been updated in over a year and I read it no longer works. I heard Freepops works but don't know anything about it. There are probably alternatives.

Of course, you can always use gmail to pull in your yahoo mail, then use TB to get it from gmail.
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Old 10. Apr 2010, 02:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks Ritho. I'm trying to do as you suggest but can't work out how to get my mail from my yahoo account forwarded to my googlemail account without upgrading to yahoo mail plus (for 12 a month!). When you say "pull in" my yahoo mail, is there an option to do this on the gmail that would circumvent the mail forwarding restriction on my free yahoomail? I've looked but in honesty i'm not clued up on any of my email accounts beyond your basic send/open email.
Any help appreciated.
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Firewall!!!!!!!!
Try Gmail again, if its not working...first change the settings in your web mail (gmail) account >> from POP to IMAP and then reconfigure your mail in your client software(configure IMAP)...it may work as both use different port...
Ref: POP3 - port 110. IMAP - port 143. SMTP - port 25. HTTP - port 80

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To test:
for POP3>> "telnet my-domain-name.com 110"
for IMAP>> "telnet my-domain-name.com 110"
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Old 10. Apr 2010, 06:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I remember reading somewhere that only in certain countries Yahoo has restricted pop access to only Plus accounts. If you live outside those then you can get your mail through pop access and Gmail can retrieve it.

So tools like ypops and others were designed to circumvent this. I think they work by claiming geo-location in another area of the world that has the free pop access. But I do remember seeing a comment that you can sometimes go into your account settings and change your location, and get the free pop access. I googled and found the following link. http://forums.ypopsemail.com/ypops-i...80.html#p40522
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Thanks all your help is appreciated
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