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Is there a Yahoo! Mail + AppleMail expert who could help me?

h_milsom
Grafter
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Registered: 04-08-2007

Is there a Yahoo! Mail + AppleMail expert who could help me?

I'm a long-term Yahoo! mail user with emails going back 10years ...
Last night Yahoo bombed and I deleted the account and reinstated it. It did not pick up all me old emails!
Various attempts at using TC have got me so far but still Yahoo works in Webmail but not on my iMac.
Very frustrating!
So, I have 10yrs of emails which are now not visible and no Yahoo incoming on my iMac!
DOH!
Kind Regards
Hugh
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RPMozley
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Re: Is there a Yahoo! Mail + AppleMail expert who could help me?

Are all the previous emails visible in the webmail? You didn't specify this and is quite important to whether you can 'recover' them.
That's RPM to you!!
VileReynard
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Re: Is there a Yahoo! Mail + AppleMail expert who could help me?

I run an IMAP mail retriever (against Gmail) using the getmail program on Linux.
This leaves the current mail on the server and doesn't change the read/unread status.
It's all controlled by a cron job.
It writes each mail (with headers) into a separate file.
I shall have trouble if I ever need to re-constitute this into mail threads. Smiley

h_milsom
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Registered: 04-08-2007

Re: Is there a Yahoo! Mail + AppleMail expert who could help me?

Thanks for the replies guys!
It turns out that it was initially Yahoo! being cautious and ultimately requiring a 'one-off' password to be used. That woke up Yahoo! mail on my iMac.
I recovered the Old Mail via TC.
The webmail would only see current mail and not anything that had been archived.
So I'm there but really not a fan of Yahoo mail.
Again - thanks for your efforts.
Hugh
VileReynard
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Re: Is there a Yahoo! Mail + AppleMail expert who could help me?

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Re: Is there a Yahoo! Mail + AppleMail expert who could help me?

Quote from: h_milsom
not a fan of Yahoo mail.

Don't worry Hugh, they've been trying to eliminate millions of members of their userbase the last couple of years. I'm sure you're not alone.
I've certainly lost all my respect for Yahoo since being forced to switch to the new awful version of their webmail. So much so I have started on my own which will have all of the old mails features plus a few more. When it's done I'll be pop'ing all my emails down into a mysql database and leaving them for good.
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!