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Are you saying that you had the same Yahoo/TB problems regarding receiving & sending e-mail with a FREE Yahoo account with extensions WebMail & WebMail-Yahoo and when you switched to a paid Yahoo "mail plus" account w/ its POP server that all of your Yahoo/TB problems went away???
That's what he's saying, but you don't need to pay Yahoo to get it to work. You just have to make sure that you are not in Classic mode on the site and that you have the extension set to use Beta Website. Classic and Production no longer work. This is due to changes at Yahoo.
I am using "Yahoo ! Mail" & I have the extension set to Beta [not Production]. It was working fine for months & all of a sudden, without any changes to Yahoo or TB by me, I am now unable to receive or send mail. I am asked for my password which TB does not accept. Other time I receive a negative vibes message. I am more than willing to pay Yahoo if a POP connection will resolve my problems. Comments please!
I suggest that you post in the topic dedicated to the extension. The author and a number of experts hang out there. Webmail Extension - Hotmail / Yahoo - Thread 3
I was having the "negativevibes" message problem when trying to download my messages from Yahoo. Changing the add-on from production to beta and switching to the new Yahoo mail beta online seemed to help. I no longer get the message and, although it's slow it looks like it's working fine now. Thanks to the mods for helping out.
This person was told his problem was totally unrelated - I totally disagree! It is exactly relating to the password problems many of us are having and EXACTLY the problem I started having 2 days ago. Like Wave1001 I've used Thunderbird for at least a year with no problems (altho I would prefer an upgraded Netscape Communicator but TB is the closest I can find to it) - then suddenly I get a message saying "The server responded - but (and I forget the exact wording) the password was not accepted/recognized/whatever. So far I've just kept redoing it or clearing the password and retyping and it will work one time then screw up the next. This last time I added a 3 after the pop part of the settings for incoming mail - and it's worked twice so far. This was also after just downloading the new version of TB in hopes that would fix the problem - it did not. Clearly this is a serious bug in TB and may make it impossible to keep using it. I've been trying to find someone with the same problem - which I did with Wave1001 - but haven't seen anything that looked like it would solve the problem. I am a very long time customer of Prodigy. It's been sold or merged a few times and is now AT&T and yes they've made some changes lately but I don't believe it has anything to do with this password problem as webmail is not affected by it. If anyone has any real idea why this is happening please explain. Thank you.
It's a different problem because paid (ISP provided) and free Yahoo accounts (which needs a helper program to work) are handled completely differently. Discussing the two different types of Yahoo accounts in the same topic would confuse everyone because of the differences. Thus the request for a new topic.
Interesting concept, but I don't know what will happen to old account emails... Perhaps they could be sent to the web account and then the following could be implemented... I just set up my TB ATT email account and could send, but couldn't receive any mail as the pop.att.yahoo.com failed to be connect to the server. What I did again was add an account in the email settings account (click on Local Folder and Create Account) and it used the new setup (duplicate) email address. Be sure to use the full email address in the server setting user name. The outgoing port and default port went to 110 and there's no ssl authentication box checked and the security setting is set to never. In the advanced I didn't use the local folder to receive the mail in, but used the new email address (not sure about these logistics), which set up an additional inbox to the local folder in the TB program. I'm not brave enough to fool around with the local folder vs created email folder for fear of wiping the emails out (and I don't know what else), but all is working in sending and receiving and I'm a happy camper.
Thank you. I am new and this solved my problem!
Btw my os is PC and Vista. I never used the following, but for those that belong to ATT, there's an interesting self support tool for email at http://helpme.att.net/article.php?item=3910, but proceed at your own caution. I'm wondering if a lot of problems are due to verification, there's an ATT procedure that addresses that too. It seems easiest to me to just move the email and create a new account, or create a second account and move all to that and re-create the first account.
Why are you talking about ATT Yahoo in a topic about plain Yahoo accounts? Your posts are totally unrelated to this topic.
i can't seem to get my thunderbird to set up a working yahoo account either... i have the webmail 1.3.2 installed, alng with webmail-yahoo 1.4.ob13...
but no matter what i do the webmail-yahoo options says "no yahoo accounts found"
Daifine: According to the question at the top, I thought this is supposed to be about getting Thunderbird to work. Anyways; Thunderbird, ATT and Yahoo are intrinsically tied in with each other when one starts a TB setup with ATT; Ya? I spent 3 hours reading about the blogged problems with these three and listed my solutions to a repeated problem.
BTW I was getting emails from ATT about a lack of email security in regards to my TB pop mail not being set on SSL, so I changed it to SSL with no problem, but still haven't checked the "secured" box below it.
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