Access a Free Yahoo! Mail Account in Mozilla Thunderbird

To set up a free Yahoo! Mail account in Mozilla Thunderbird:

· Install YPOPs! and make sure it is running.

· Select Tools | Account Settings… from the menu in Mozilla Thunderbird.

· Click Add Account….

· Make sure Email account is selected.

· Click Continue.

· Enter your name under Your Name:.

· Type your Yahoo! Mail address (“example@yahoo.com”, for example) under Email Address:.

· Click Continue.

· Make sure POP is selected under Select the type of incoming server you are using..

· Type “localhost” under Incoming Server:.

· If you use Windows Vista or run into troubles later, try using “127.0.0.1” instead of “localhost”.

· Click Continue.

· Enter your Yahoo! Mail user name (e.g. “example”) under Incoming User Name:.

· Mozilla Thunderbird should already have entered that for you.

· Click Continue.

· Type a name for your new Yahoo! Mail account under Account Name: (e.g. “Yahoo! Mail”).

· Click Continue.

· Now click Done.

To make sure we can send mail in addition to receiving it (and optionally have a copy of all send messages stored in Yahoo! Mail’s online Sent folder):

· Highlight Outgoing Server (SMTP) in the list of account on the left.

· Click Add….

· Type “localhost” under Server Name:.

· If you use Windows Vista or run into troubles later, again try using “127.0.0.1” instead of “localhost”.

· Make sure Use name and password is checked.

· Type your Yahoo! Mail user name under User Name:.

· Click OK.

· Highlight the Yahoo! Mail account we created before.

· Under Outgoing Server (SMTP):, make sure localhost is selected.

· Click OK.

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