Re: [Y-Mail] Re: Yahoo IMAP Connector
- Glad to be of service!
I'm also a Plus user so would be good to see if it works for non-Plus user. However, given that IMAP access is available on mobiles for all users, I suspect that these settings will work for anyone who cares to try.Stephanie <slhansen235@...> wrote:Well, I can guarantee that G. Pollara's instructions -- not using any other proxy or 'middle man' program -- work beautifully, as I just set up IMAP between Yahoo and Outlook earlier this month using those instructions. I don't, however, know if there's any difference between IMAP for regular Yahoo users and IMAP for Yahoo Plus users (which I am); perhaps regular users do have to go through that interim step?StephanieFrom: oth <ottawahitech@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 7:15 AM
Subject: [Y-Mail] Re: Yahoo IMAP Connector
The article on Wikipedia is now re-directing to this section of the ymail article:
"Free IMAP and SMTPs access
It is possible to get direct IMAP access. Yahoo! operates IMAP and secure IMAP servers (imap.mail.yahoo.com in particular), which are globally accessible. However, the servers deny login unless the client provides a specific IMAP user agent identification command, namely: ID ("GUID" "1"). The identification command is not required for access from mobile networks, typically those used by smart phones. According to the Yahoo! company, IMAP access is only allowed for smart phones on mobile networks, not desktop computers.
For regular internet users, an IMAP proxy like Yahoo IMAP Connector is needed to connect to the Yahoo! IMAP servers. Alternatively, modifications to spoof the identification are available for some email clients, such as Mozilla Thunderbird and Mutt. The proxy method is required to access Yahoo email through commercial email clients like Microsoft Outlook.
It is also possible to send mail through mail clients as Yahoo! also operates an SMTP server (smtp.mail.yahoo.com). It is necessary to enable SSL through port 465. For IMAP and SMTPS access the username is the user's Yahoo! Mail address and the password is the same as for webmail access."
--- In Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com, G Pollara <gpollara@...> wrote:
> you don't need to do this to get Yahoo Mail IMAP on a desktop clients. Use the settings on this page.
> From: oth <ottawahitech@...>
> To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Sunday, 28 August 2011, 20:25
> Subject: [Y-Mail] Yahoo IMAP Connector
> Yahoo IMAP Connector, developed by Bravura Software is a commercial utility program used to access Yahoo! mail using the IMAP protcol. It works as an IMAP proxy, allowing regular email clients like Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird to retrieve, manage, and send Yahoo! emails.
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