On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 17:01:02 -0800, jcr wrote:
>> On Sat, 24 Jan 2009 05:05:00 -0800, jcr wrote:
>>> I have a Yahoo! email account @ymail.com. When I try to log this address in,
>>> it says that either my username doesnt exist, or my password is incorrect. I
>>> have even tried setting my username to my full email address, instead of just
>>> my screen name. I have an older @yahoo.com address which I tried to use, and
>>> that worked fine. Is there anything I can do to use my Ymail address with
>>> Windows Live Mail?
>> You got a 'yahoo.com' email account to work with Windows Live Mail?
>> Recently? I wonder how? Yahoo! Mail has not offered free POP3/SMTP access in
>> the 'yahoo.com' since late Spring, 2002!
>> The 'ymail.com', and 'rocketmail.com' domains are pretty recent additions;
>> with 'rocketmail.com' being a revival of an older email service provider's
>> domain, which Yahoo! bought years ago, and retired. I assume that they are
>> similar to 'yahoo.com' accounts, requiring a paid Yahoo! Mail Plus account
>> to gain POP3/SMTP access.
> Windows Live Mail does not require POP3, you can use HTTP to access it.
Windows Live Mail is a client, which allows POP3, IMAP, or HTTPMail access
to email services.
Windows Live Hotmail will, reportedly, allow POP3 access for free U.S.
accounts some time in February, 2009.
> I currently have my other Yahoo! account, without POP3 access, on Windows Live
> Mail and it works fine.
Free Yahoo! Mail accounts, in the 'yahoo.com' domain, do not allow POP3
access, and have not since 2002. Paid accounts, yes. Foreign accounts, yes.
> You may be confusing Windows Live Mail with regular Windows Mail, which requires
> POP3 / SMTP to work.
I assure you that I am not. Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail are both
email clients; applications which are installed on your local computer. They
do not "require" anything to access email. They are used to access email
services, providing POP3, IMAP, or, in the case of Windows Live Mail only,
> Nonetheless, the "ymail" domain is apparently not supported by Live Mail.
I assume that the 'ymail.com' domain is like the 'yahoo.com' domain. No POP3
access for free accounts.
> Thanks for your answer though, considering that "ymail" and "rocketmail" are
> newly added to Yahoo!, they may become available on Live Mail in the near future
Windows Live Mail is a standard email client. It can be used where any other
email client can be used; with the addition of being able to handle Windows
Live Hotmail HTTPMail accounts. The only other client which can do that, and
only in a limited fashion, is MS Outlook Express. There is also an MS
Outlook plugin for Hotmail access.
Look, I've played with a number of email clients (Pegasus Mail, Eudoramail,
Netscape Communicator, SeaMonkey, Opera, and Mozilla Thunderbird; along with
the MS clients, MS Outlook Express, and Windows Live Mail). I am confident
that I know my way around email clients, and the email services they connect
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