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John Nelson
Yahoo vs. Apple mail
on Jun 15, 2006 at 12:44:33 am

I saw something on the Apple threads about Yahoo mail (the free one) not being able to be used within Apple's mail program. Is it true? If so, Why are they being such big babies about it?

Thanks,

John

Roswell+1947+Cute little Greenies=Big $$$


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Chuck Reti
Re: Yahoo vs. Apple mail
on Jun 15, 2006 at 4:29:38 am

[John Nelson] "...Yahoo mail (the free one) not being able to be used within Apple's mail program. Is it true?"

Shockingly, it is indeed true! Yahoo mail (the free one), is web-based email, accessed via a web browser. Apple's mail program, just like all email programs (such as Thunderbird, Eudora, Outlook Express, etc.), uses POP or IMAP protocols to access a POP or IMAP mail server. Yahoo's enhanced mail services (the ones you pay for) do offer POP mail, which can be accessed by any mail application. Maybe they're being babies about it because they don't have a clue how this here dang Internet thing works.


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Jeff Carpenter
Re: Yahoo vs. Apple mail
on Jun 15, 2006 at 12:29:18 pm

Hotmail works the same way. The free version is only accessable on the web site. You have to pay for the version of Hotmail that will allow a mail program to check it.

This is Yahoo's and Hotmail's problem, not Apple's.


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John Nelson
Re: Yahoo vs. Apple mail
on Jun 15, 2006 at 1:51:10 pm

Thanks all. Maybe someday it will be free (like a lunch, huh?)

Roswell+1947+Cute little Greenies=Big $$$


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Rich Rubasch
Re: Yahoo vs. Apple mail
on Jun 16, 2006 at 11:38:40 pm

However for about $10 a year you can get it to sync with your regular mail app and that adds up to less than a dollar a month. Free is free, but $10 is not quite a scam...nor are they being unfair.

Basically it offsets the fact that if you use your own email app to check your Yahoo account you won't get a chance to see all those lovely pop up ads!

Rich Rubasch
Tilt Media


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