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Windows Live Mail with @ymail.com E-mail Address

#1
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?
 

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#2
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.

--
Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum
 

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...winston

#3
Contact Yahoo and verify it support pop3 without a Yahoo Plus subscription.

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"jcr" <jcr@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:3F90A929-1F4F-41D9-AE1A-F74BEE466335@xxxxxx

> I have a Yahoo! email account @ymail.com.
>
> Is there anything I can do to use my Ymail address with
> Windows Live Mail?
 

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#4
"N. Miller" 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.
>
> --
> Norman
> ~Oh Lord, why have you come
> ~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum
>
Windows Live Mail does not require POP3, you can use HTTP to access it. I
currently have my other Yahoo! account, without POP3 access, on Windows Live
Mail and it works fine. You may be confusing Windows Live Mail with regular
Windows Mail, which requires POP3 / SMTP to work. Nonetheless, the "ymail"
domain is apparently not supported by Live Mail. 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 (hopefully).
 

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N. Miller

#5
On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 17:01:02 -0800, jcr wrote:

> "N. Miller" 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,
HTTPMail protocols.

> 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
> (hopefully).
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
with.

--
Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum
 

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...winston

#6
Windows Live Mail requires the Yahoo account to be capable of using the
Yahoo pop3 server. Currently only Yahoo Plus accounts and also iirc, some
non U.S. based Yahoo free accounts(e.g. Canada) support Pop3.

Whether on not ymail or rocket mail becomes available in WLM is more related
to what Yahoo decides/permits. With the advent of free hotmail accounts
becoming capable of pop3 use, Yahoo's approach may change(as long as they
can generate some capital to survive).

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"jcr" <jcr@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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>
>
> "N. Miller" 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.
>>
>> --
>> Norman
>> ~Oh Lord, why have you come
>> ~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum
>>
>
> Windows Live Mail does not require POP3, you can use HTTP to access it. I
> currently have my other Yahoo! account, without POP3 access, on Windows
> Live
> Mail and it works fine. You may be confusing Windows Live Mail with
> regular
> Windows Mail, which requires POP3 / SMTP to work. Nonetheless, the
> "ymail"
> domain is apparently not supported by Live Mail. 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 (hopefully).
 

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