Connecting Evolution to yahoo

Asked by Glynn Jones on 2009-11-05

I am trying to connect to a Yahoo.uk account (which seems to allow you to do this on the standard account) and I have set up an evolution account as per their instructions

pop.mail.yahoo.co.uk:995 (with and without port)
SSL encryption
Authentication Password
Login name: full email address

but when I push send/receive I get an error message
Error while fetching mail
could not connect to pop.mail.yahoo.co.uk: connection refused

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2009-11-05
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2009-11-05
wojox (wojox) said : #1

Try:
pop.mail.yahoo.com.uk:995

or was that a spelling error here?

Glynn Jones (glynn-d-jones) said : #2

It actually is shown as .co.uk on the web site and using com gets an "unkown server" error

Cristi Nistor (cristi-nistor) said : #3

http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/yahoomail/mailplus/pop/pop-30.html;_ylt=AvEGxNZ4KjDgMrS4tqxm1wq7myN4. It seems that you have to tweak some settings in Options. But, if connection refused, I think you can't use POP Forwarding.

Good luck.

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