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Mohannad101
September 4th, 2010, 02:57 PM
Hello everyone
I've had yahoo mail and I want to know how to use it by empathy program, I chose yahoo then I wrote it with password but it didn't log in and appears disconnected-network error, I think that problem is in options of Advanced"like sever or port...etc" I wish someone helps me if he knows the solution and thank you so much
my regards

BkkBonanza
September 4th, 2010, 03:52 PM
I think the free Yahoo Mail does not support POP3 and SMTP. I've read that you have to pay for Yahoo Mail Plus for that support.

There is a program called YPops that will proxy/simulate POP3/SMTP for this but I haven't used it. See here for details,

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/free-pop3-and-smtp-access-to-yahoo-mail-using-ypops-in-ubuntu.html

Personally, that's too much hassle. I just use gmail as it does have free POP3/SMTP even with SSL encryption.

Mohannad101
September 4th, 2010, 06:32 PM
thanks dear BkkBonaza, I have clear idea about that now and may I'll use gmail
peace