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Old 18. Dec 2009, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Thunderbird is no go!

Hi there,

I currently have Thunderbird installed, as I have 2 hotmail accounts and 1 yahoo account. I can read my hotmail e-mails but I cannot read my yahoo e-mails. When I try to access them in Thunderbird I get a dialogue box that states:
sending of password did not succeed. Mail server pop.mail.yahoo responded; pop not allowed for user

I have also installed YPOPs in an attempt to circumvent this problem but still no joy, has anyone any suggestions?

Many thanks in advance.

Torresmagnifico

PS I can send e-mails to my yahoo a/c from T'bird no problem , hope that helps!
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Old 18. Dec 2009, 04:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I spent quite some time to try to retrieve e-mails from free Yahoo accounts but had not been successful, either on thunderbird or other mail clients. Neither YPOPs could help me much after trying hard.

Recently GMX was mentioned in the forum. I tested it and noted that it's an easier way. You might want to try it out. See Free Mail Collector - All Email Accounts in One Place.
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No go here too, just keeps trying to connect and comes back with an error. I'm back to Pop Peeper but that's not a recommendation unless you are looking to keep your email accounts alive for chatting like I am.

@Jojoyee - Thanks for the GMX tip, will check it out.
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Old 18. Dec 2009, 04:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I use Opera's built in email client to retrieve emails from Yahoo, Hotmail and others.
From time to time I also get error messages related to Yahoo. Now I just ignore them (it's not my main email address) and maybe the same day or the next it just starts working again! Seems to me it's a universal problem with Yahoo.

PS. GMX looks good, I've already set up an address there for future use based on recent posts here.

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Old 18. Dec 2009, 09:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Many thanks for all the feedback,

Have now opened a GMX a/c and was quite impressed with the intuitave GUI and best of all, I was able to access my yahoo a/c along with my hotmail a/cs!

For once technology that actually works instead of messing with your PC and your head, go home and prepare for goverment GMX!!

Looks like Thunderbird and YPOPs are going to get the big E.

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I was watching this thread with some amusement as I've been using TB3 ever since beta with no major problems until today! First it decided to lock up while "deciding which pages to index" then the minimize to tray extension stopped working.

By chance I visited the home page of an old friend which has just been the subject of a new release, Seamonkey, so I've switched over to that. To me it seems as fast as Firefox, supports the extensions I use, and now I have the integrated mail client too
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Old 19. Dec 2009, 01:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Hi there,

I currently have Thunderbird installed, as I have 2 hotmail accounts and 1 yahoo account. I can read my hotmail e-mails but I cannot read my yahoo e-mails. When I try to access them in Thunderbird I get a dialogue box that states:
sending of password did not succeed. Mail server pop.mail.yahoo responded; pop not allowed for user

I have also installed YPOPs in an attempt to circumvent this problem but still no joy, has anyone any suggestions?

Many thanks in advance.

Torresmagnifico

PS I can send e-mails to my yahoo a/c from T'bird no problem , hope that helps!
YPOPs is encountering difficuties as Yo tries to shutdown free POP access, but this article can help. The account settings have to be Yahoo Asia

Free POP from Yahoo
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Old 19. Dec 2009, 02:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
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YPOPs is encountering difficuties as Yo tries to shutdown free POP access, but this article can help. The account settings have to be Yahoo Asia

Free POP from Yahoo
Looks like things have changed. Even after I changed it to Yahoo Asia, POP & Forwarding doesn't appear (either under Classic or the other view). Already pulled off by Yahoo?

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Old 19. Dec 2009, 06:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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So far TB3 doesn't impress me as user friendly and reverted back to 2
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I'll work on the Yahoo Mail glitch, Yahoo may have changed it and I'll find another way.
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