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Configure yahoomail with thunderbird

Posted on: January 7, 2008

How reliable it wud be to have access to email from your yahoo/gmail account locally in your Thunderbird client.Actually me thinking this upgraded my thunderbird from 1.5 to 2.0 coz webmail 1.3.1 works on thunderbird 2.0….Btw webmail is an thunderbird extension used to integrate web site based email accounts like yahoo and gmail..Actually Y!mail disabled its POP3 access to free accounts, only premium accounts can download messages from Yahoo. Webmail fixes this by acting like a Yahoo server, and getting the messages from Yahoo….U can get Webmail 1.3.1 here …save this on ur desktop and go to thunderbird–>tools–>addons–>install and browse for the xpi file saved on desktop and restart thunderbird…
set the SMTP and POP3 ports above 1024 coz many of the linux distros doesnt allow anything below 1024…ive set 5110 for POP3 and 5025 for SMTP.(Set this here edit–>account settings)
Now create ur account.when u open thunderbird it insists u to create an account.select pop for incoming server and type localhost in incoming server dialogbox..preferably check the globalbox option…next enter ur username and account name and finish…so ur done with….if it prompts for password,evrything went off fine or else webmail has some problems….

PS 1:dont worry if webmail dint worked for you….my next post will guide u thru using Ypops instead of webmail….

PS 2:took me 45  mins to configure webmail & ypops…

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1 Response to "Configure yahoomail with thunderbird"

hey thanks dude,
Btw it works great with poort 5110 n 5025..;)but don’t forget to turn on these after creating new accounts with localhost. To do so hit ->Edit->Accounts->server-config for each webmail-account.

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