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Old 06-19-2003, 06:26 AM   #1
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Help setting up Kmail/Mozilla Messenger

I'm trying to setup Kmail or Mozilla Messenger to recieve my emails from my yahoo account but i dont seem to be having any luck with it and im beinging to feel a bit retarted... lol any help is appreciated.

how do i know what the pop3/smtp URL's are supposed to be?

Old 06-19-2003, 07:40 AM   #2
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Hi Sabastian,

By default, Yahoo and other web mail providers (Hotmail etc) don't use POP3 to display mail. Kmail or Moz Messenger alone won't be able to read mail from your Yahoo account. (Note that this is not a Linux-specific issue!)

You can use other software to download your mail from Yahoo to a local POP account, then read the mail in the client of your choice. Try: or similar projects.

If you HAVE paid for Yahoo's premium service, you should be able to use Kmail or Messenger without any additional software. In that case, you will just need to adjust the settings in your mail client appropriately. If this is the case, post more detail about the problem you are having and I'm sure you will have some advice soon!

good luck!
Old 06-19-2003, 05:08 PM   #3
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nope, im am NOT paying for yahoo lol, i tired the fetchlink but it times out on me ill try it later



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