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Send and/or receive yahoo emails using a plusnet account.

Mooney
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Registered: 28-12-2013

Send and/or receive yahoo emails using a plusnet account.

I am a recent plusnet account holder and am able to both send and receive plusnet emails from there. My problem is that I am having trouble arranging an account setting to receive my yahoo emails.  I would also like to be able to send them from there.  I can send yahoo emails using my online yahoo account but cannot receive any from there.  Any ideas please?
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Midnight_Caller
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Re: Send and/or receive yahoo emails using a plusnet account.

You will need to go in to your Yahoo! account settings and set up your Yahoo! mail fore POP/IMAP from there.
Hope this helps.
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Re: Send and/or receive yahoo emails using a plusnet account.

That option has vanished from yahoo mail settings again recently. I've been having trouble with it as I also can't login via pop or imap and keep getting the bad username / password message along with too many bad login attempts.
Checking the settings page in yahoo today after reading MCs reply, the pop3 option has completely vanished.
I've contacted yahoo and all i keep getting is that their engineers are trying to fix it.
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Mooney
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Re: Send and/or receive yahoo emails using a plusnet account.

Thank you to MC and 7up for your advice.  I had been with Zen prior to my switch to Plusnet on the 18th Dec.  There were no email problems with them when I wanted to receive Yahoo emails and I was expecting the same service from Plusnet. 
If this is only a glitch on the part of Plusnet, then I can only hope for the best but I will not hold my breath.
RPMozley
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Re: Send and/or receive yahoo emails using a plusnet account.

How are you specifically trying to access Yahoo Mail? What device, OS, email program/web browser and if using IMAP or POP3?
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PeeGee
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Re: Send and/or receive yahoo emails using a plusnet account.

If you were able to use Yahoo with Zen and haven't changed anything in your e-mail client, then it should just work. I get time-out errors now and again, but these are often corrected at the next attempt.
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Re: Send and/or receive yahoo emails using a plusnet account.

I still can't connect to Y! mail at all.
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Re: Send and/or receive yahoo emails using a plusnet account.

No idea why I never thought of this before..
I have a second yahoo account. I've just logged into it successfully so their pop3 and imap IS working, they're just being difficult with my main account (mind you, I did download over 11k emails in one day  Cheesy )
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Mooney
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Re: Send and/or receive yahoo emails using a plusnet account.

Thank you all for your advice.
RPMozley.
racedemon
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Re: Send and/or receive yahoo emails using a plusnet account.

My Yahoo mail has been down for days now. I've been unable to receive my emails to my Outlook client, but it's sends fine. Then I go to the yahoo webmail site and can check my email there, it;s working to some extent but cannot view pictures and can't do other stuff like view sent emails. Yahoo are having some major problems at the moment!
PeeGee
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Re: Send and/or receive yahoo emails using a plusnet account.

Since my previous post, I made the mistake of logging in to Yahoo for webmail access, and POP3 access stopped working immediately (logout and then try POP3) Shocked Cry
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Re: Send and/or receive yahoo emails using a plusnet account.

I'm afraid yahoo are extremely difficult with their pop3/smtp/imap. They've played me around for years turning it on and off.
I've now got my access back but i know it will not be long before they turn it off again. I had to keep pestering them via a support ticket to get it back this time.
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Re: Send and/or receive yahoo emails using a plusnet account.

Quote from: PeeGee
Since my previous post, I made the mistake of logging in to Yahoo for webmail access, and POP3 access stopped working immediately (logout and then try POP3) Shocked Cry

Yes I had a similar fault to this yesterday but I found a rather clever way around it that works well. There is clearly some sort of security restriction in force that yahoo won't admit to because this involves logging in to the same account using their alternative address system.
Yahoo allow you a main email address but they also allow you a secondary one (along with all the disposable email addys). A fact that yahoo do not publish is that you can also LOG IN with the second email address id - the bit before the @.
So my imap and smtp went dead yesterday. I knew they were playing at something as I've also been testing the connection using a php script which lets you see the raw errors. So I did the trick above - used my alternate email address id for my login. Suddenly everything works again - including the php script.
This clearly indicates that yahoo are enforcing restrictions on your username at yahoo but they've forgotten to do the same to your alternate user id that is created and joined to your email account  Wink
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