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Can't pull down email from yahoo using Thunderbird

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Ii've searched high and low on this forum and apparently no one else is currently (emphasis on currently) having this problem.

I had to reload my machine after a crash; had old Mint 8, so it was time for an upgrade, anyway. Had the 11 disk handy and all went well.

So with Mint 11 I decided to try Thunderbird to pull down my mail fm Yahoo. Getting this error:

"Sending of password did not succeed. Mail server pop.mail.yahoo.com responded: Access to this service is not permitted."

The incoming server addr was: pop.mail.yahoo.com 995
..... outgoing : smtp.mail.yahoo.com 465

It tries to work, asks for the passwd, then I get the abv msg.

Thanksl everything i've found online is outdated, so thanks for any help, Kim
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Re: Can't pull down email from yahoo using Thunderbird

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I normally forget to try the easy things first when there are problems.
Did you look at Yahoo's guidance on using Thunderbird?
http://help.yahoo.com/kb/index?page=con ... sions=true

Did you remember that the password is case sensitive? I often don't.
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Re: Can't pull down email from yahoo using Thunderbird

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Well, I don't think it's Thunderbird or my fat fingering that's the problem as everything checks out, so I suspect it might be our router setup. I'll check it tomorrow. I can send emails thru Thunderbird to yahoo and out, but can't pull anything down, so I might have a port blocked somewhere. Either that, or Yahoo just doesn't like me.

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Re: Can't pull down email from yahoo using Thunderbird

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still having problems. Nothing wrong with the router, either.

Maybe I'll contact yahoo? I can't believe no one else is having this problem so I keep deleting the acct and re-doing it, hoping something odd was missed.

???

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Mail from Yahoo thru THunderbird - prob solved, sorta

Post by titianmom »

Well, it appears that unless I pay Yahoo $20 a year, I can forget pulling down my email.

You have to belong to Plus. I didn't realize that...I've had this acct for so long I forgot that Plus was even an option.

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The Webmail and Webmail-Yahoo extensions might do the job: http://webmail.mozdev.org. They have done for me for years.

Every once in a while Yahoo will change something on their site and the extension will stop working for a while, but the maintainers usually come up with a new version before too long (although the last time it did take quite a while...). Better than nothing, I suppose.
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Re: Can't pull down email from yahoo using Thunderbird

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I've been using yahoo mail with TB for years no problem, though their instructions seem incomplete. Try these settings:

Server name: pop.mail.yahoo.com Port: 110
Username whatevercomesbefore "@yahoo.com" (i.e. leave "@yahoo....." off)
Connection security: None
Authentication Method: Password, transmitted insecurely

and see how you get on.

EDIT: Just in case the TB password manager is remembering a wrong password, you may also want to remove it from the manager:

Tools/Preferences/Security/Saved Passwords and delete the entry for yahoo. It should then ask you again for your password the first time it tries to fetch mail.
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Have you tried to setup thunderbird to connect with IMAP server of yahoo?
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Re: Can't pull down email from yahoo using Thunderbird

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Your incoming username must be "yourusername" not "yourusername@yahoo.com"
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