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    Make Yahoo default e-mail

    Hi,

    I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 and the dropdown box for the default e-mail setting only has Thunderbird. I'd like to change that to Yahoo mail with Firefox.

    Please advise.

    Thanks!

    Garry
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    Re: Make Yahoo default e-mail

    <aside>
    There are at least two ISPs I'm aware of in different parts of the world that have experienced issues with Yahoo in recent months:

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/di...t-email-glitch
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolog...-spamming.html

    Also of interest:
    http://www.channel4.com/news/yahoos-...minal-spammers
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    Re: Make Yahoo default e-mail

    I don't really know how to respond.

    Do you know anything about making Yahoo my default e-mail?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Make Yahoo default e-mail

    You want to make firefox, with your yahoo email as the default page, as your email client?

    Firefox is a browser. Use it as a browser and just use web mail.

    It'll take a few daunting steps to make firefox an email-client and the chances of problems arising are high.
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    Re: Make Yahoo default e-mail

    Well, when I'm in the Firefox browser, and I click an e-mail address, it sends to me to the Thunderbird setup.

    Maybe I asked the question the wrong way originally.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Make Yahoo default e-mail

    Ah, it's a browser setting.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Make Yahoo default e-mail

    Here, for you and others who might want to look for same

    http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/...xs-mail-client

    Basically, open Edit > Preferences > applications > mailto > select mail clent.
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    Re: Make Yahoo default e-mail

    Quote Originally Posted by Glkanter View Post
    I don't really know how to respond.
    My post was intended as a "heads up" that there have been issues with Yahoo lately. Continuing to use their services is your choice, and don't forget to keep your account secure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Glkanter View Post
    Do you know anything about making Yahoo my default e-mail?

    Thanks.
    Because I don't currently use Yahoo if I can possibly help it, I'll defer to the wisdom of others who have responded.
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    Re: Make Yahoo default e-mail

    I see you are a forum moderator.

    With all due respect, there can be a thin line between a "heads up" and a "hijack".

    Thank you.

    Garry

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    Re: Make Yahoo default e-mail

    In Firefox it was Edit->Preferences->Applications->Mailto->Use Yahoo! Mail.

    Thanks.

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