Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2011 9:54 PM (in response to Alexander Lee1)
Take a look at this:
Yahoo states that in order to use a desktop email client such as Mail, you have to pay for their Yahoo Plus service (click on "offline access with POP").
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2011 5:14 PM (in response to babowa)
I do have Yahoo Plus service, but that only provides POP access. What I'm talking about is IMAP access that is not openly publicized but according to the link I posted is possible. If iPhone users have gotten easy Yahoo Mail IMAP access since 2007, why shouldn't regular desktop mail clients too? More info on Wikipedia:
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2011 5:24 PM (in response to Alexander Lee1)
Have you tried contacting the person who wrote the instructions. At the top page of the link you posted is this - "
If iPhone users have gotten easy Yahoo Mail IMAP access since 2007, why shouldn't regular desktop mail clients too?
No one here can tell you about Apple's policy concerning Yahoo's Mail IMAP access for computers. You would have to post this on their Product Feedback website.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2011 5:28 PM (in response to Alexander Lee1)
Ahh, I thought maybe the Yahoo Plus service was what Yahoo decided to name their IMAP service - they are really providing it if you think about it: IMAP is using a desktop email client to fetch and send emails via an online server with the emails remaining on the server. So, it sounds like they're providing it in a way - but I may be totally wrong there (I don't have the service, so I can't compare or test it). Now, as for providing it for iPhones, etc - there is no requirement that any email service has to provide a service for desktops just because they're providing it for smart phones. The only way to change that is to get all of your friends to contact Yahoo and request the service.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2011 5:52 PM (in response to babowa)
I've already contacted Yahoo about this, 4 years ago. Apologies about the vent on Yahoo, but I'm asking for help from people who have got this working already. The capability is there. My situation is I'm able to receive emails in Apple Mail, but cannot send.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2011 5:51 PM (in response to CMCSK)
@CMCSK- But there are people who have done it successfully, if you don't believe me Google it.
It would be Yahoo Mail's responsibility, not Apple's. I've already contact Yahoo with no response.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2011 9:19 PM (in response to Alexander Lee1)
I don't have a Yahoo account to try this with but have a few ideas that may help.
How about just matching the settings form your iPhone on your desktop mail client. I can't imagine that Yahoo is actually determining what device you are doing IMAP from.
Here is a very current Yahoo support article with the settings that should work:
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2011 2:22 PM (in response to Tim Snoots)
I can't imagine that Yahoo is actually determining what device you are doing IMAP from.
"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 they require a specific, non-standard IMAP command to be sent before login is done, namely: “
ID ("GUID" "1")”. This non standard command is not required if accessed from mobile networks, typically those used by smart phones on mobile carriers such as AT&T, T-Mobile, etc"
Thanks but that article is for POP settings, which they've used with Outlook 2002, almost a decade ago!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2011 2:31 PM (in response to Alexander Lee1)
Glad you got it to work - a suggestion: since this question comes up occasionally, how about posting a new topic (don't have to mark it as a question) with a subject line something like "how to set up Mail using Yahoo IMAP" or similar and then listing the steps...... I'm sure there'd be people who would really appreciate that!