Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Use Yahoo Mail in Windows Live Mail

This is a little more complicated than using Gmail in Windows Live Mail, mainly due to the fact that you’ll need to use an application called yPOPS. I haven’t had much testing with this, because I don’t own a yahoo mail account, but this is how I think it’ll need to go. I’ll source the websites I got the info from incase further research needs to be done.

“Access Free Yahoo! Mail with Windows Live Mail Using YPOPs! (Simple and Free)

To set up a free Yahoo! Mail account in Windows Live Mail using YPOPs!:

  • Install YPOPs! and make sure it is running.
  • Select Tools | Accounts... from the menu in Windows Live Mail.
  • Click Add....
  • Make sure E-mail Account is highlighted.
  • Click Next.
  • Type your Yahoo! Mail address under E-mail address:.
  • Enter your Yahoo! Mail password under Password:.
  • Type your name under Display Name:.
  • Make sure Manually configure server settings for e-mail account is checked.
  • Click Next.
  • Make sure POP3 is selected under My incoming mail server is a ___ server..
  • Enter "localhost" (not including the quotation marks) under Incoming server:.
    • If "localhost" turns out not to work, try "127.0.0.1" instead.
  • Check your Yahoo! Mail user name (your Yahoo! Mail address minus "@yahoo.com") is entered under Login ID.
  • Type "localhost" under Outgoing server:.
  • Click Next.
  • Now click Finish.
  • Click Close. “

This was taken by C&P from About.com:Email, they have an incredible guide on setting up Yahoo Mail, on Windows Live Messenger, and further configuration instructions. Thanks goes to Heinz Tschabitscher for coming up with this incredibly clever way to use Yahoo Mail with Windows Live Mail.

If you receive an error using yPOPS complaining that it’s missing MSVCR71.dll, simply download the .dll from the website below and place it in the yPOPS directory.

MSVCR71.dll

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