3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 8, 2009 8:38 AM by JKWILCOX
JKWILCOX Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Can anyone help me with this mail feature...

I am trying to add my yahoo mail account to the MAIL option/ feature on my MAC, and it is not letting me without signing up to Yahoo Plus account.

However, I have found this site:

Which states you can enter it through POP3 account type.

I have tried this By going to MAIl> PREFERENCES> ADD ACCOUNT.

then when I add in account type from the drop down menu it only has POP available and NOT POP3 option like it states in that web site to use.

And when I try to add the account I get this message:
Logging in to mail server “plus.pop.mail.yahoo.com” failed. This server may require an additional fee for Yahoo! POP access. For more information, visit Yahoo! Mail Plus. If you continue, you might not be able to receive messages.

So I have tried to continue and just add the outgoing and ingoing info that the site stated and I still can't get it to work. I think the main problem is getting the POP changed to POP3?

How do I do this. So I can use my yahoo account on the MAIL feature.

Is there a new updated MAIL feature? I have the MAIl Version 4.1 (1076)?

Does this only let you use Yahoo Plus mail? I don't want to upgrade since it charges you a fee to have this e-mail account.

Any information?


MacBook Pro 5,5, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,110 points)
    you must have yahoo plus to be able to access POP yahoo mail from an email client such as Mail. that's a limitation of Yahoo and has nothing to do with the email client you are using.
  • Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9 (60,320 points)
    it only has POP available and NOT POP3 option

    Same thing.

    How do I do this.

    Do you pay for Yahoo Plus email? If not, then you can't use it. Only paid Yahoo accounts get POP access.
  • JKWILCOX Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    So at the previously mentioned web-site: It stated

    Yahoo! Mail Settings
    Yahoo Mail offers standard POP3 access for receiving emails incoming through your Yahoo mailbox, by using your favorite email client software. To setup your email client for working with your Yahoo account, you need to select the POP3 protocol and use the following mail server settings:

    Yahoo Incoming Mail Server (POP3) - pop.mail.yahoo.com (port 110)
    Yahoo Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) - smtp.mail.yahoo.com (port 25)

    POP Yahoo! Mail Plus email server settings
    Yahoo Plus Incoming Mail Server (POP3) - plus.pop.mail.yahoo.com (SSL enabled, port 995)
    Yahoo Plus Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP) - plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com (SSL enabled, port 465, use authentication)

    The top one--- I thought is for regular Yahoo mail and the other is for Yahoo Plus mail?

    SO this is not correct there are not 2 different servers? The only way to get it is by signing up through Yahoo Plus? Wow I thought there was a different way.