Monday, June 4, 2007

Configure Yahoo in Outlook Express

Regarding Yahoo mail account download, Yahoo Mail disabled free access to its POP3 service sometimes in April 2002. So you have to install a third-party application to access Yahoo mail into your Outlook Express client.

YPOPs! is an application that provides POP3 access to Yahoo Mail.
This application emulates a POP3 server and enables popular e-mail clients such as Outlook, Netscape, Eudora, Mozilla, etc., to download e-mail from Yahoo accounts. This application is more like a gateway. It provides a POP3 server interface at one end to talk to e-mail clients and an HTTP client (browser) interface at the other that allows it to talk to Yahoo.

YahooPOPs is a freeware (GPL) application.
You can download YahooPOPs!/Windows version 0.6 (filesize 1.13MB) from the following URL:

1. To download Yahoo mail into your Outlook Express, please follow these steps: First, you will have to install YahooPOPs application. Then start yahoopops by start - Programs - YahooPOPs - YahooPOPs.
This will sit on the system tray.
2. Next, you will have to configure Yahoo mail account into your Outlook Express e-mail client.
3. Open your Outlook Express e-mail client. Click on Tools - Accounts. Click the Add button, select Mail from the popup.
4. In the Display name text box, please type your full name or whatever you would like people to see in the `From' field and click Next.
5. Enter your Yahoo e-mail address and click Next. Select POP3 as `My incoming mail server.'
6. Please type `localhost' as your Incoming mail (POP3, IMAP or HTTP) server and type `localhost' as the Outgoing mail (SMTP) server and click Next.
7. In the Account name field, type your full Yahoo e-mail address ( In the Password field, enter your Yahoo password. If you do not wish to type in your password every time you check your mail, please tick the Remember password box and click Next. Then click Finish.

Now in the Internet Accounts window,
8. click on the new account named localhost and click Properties. Select `Servers' tab and in the bottom tick the checkbox of `My server requires authentication' and click Settings button.
9. Select `Log on using' and enter your Yahoo Mail address as the Account name and your Yahoo Mail password as the password. Next select the `Advanced' tab and increase the Server Timeout to `Long' (5 minutes).
10. Click OK and close. Now your configuration settings are ended.

Please note that when you check Yahoo mails on Outlook Express, you will have to make sure that the YahooPOPs stay on system tray. If you do not invoke YahooPOPs application, you will get an error message.

Now just by clicking the Send/Recv button of Outlook Express, you will receive Yahoo mails in your inbox folder.

If you would like to receive Yahoo mails separately, either use mail rule to move Yahoo mails to one folder or Add new Identity in Outlook Express and repeat the above procedure on the new Identity.

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