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Sunday, September 16, 2007

YPOPS! Having POP access for a non -POP Yahoo mail Account

Ok, I have decided to justice to my Blog...from now on whatever good thing I shall find out I am going to post that here (obviously after trying myself).

I suddenly stumbled upon a new piece of software called YPOPS!. It promises to provide me POP access for all my non POP Yahoo accounts. Now unless you have a regional account in Yahoo (like you really can not have free smtp or pop access to your mail accounts. So gem like Mozilla Thunderbird remains to be hardly any use. Hence I got really curious and decided give it a shot. The download was pretty small for windows..a few hundred kbs of installer. And then I started to add accounts to my Thunderbird as per the instructions available at their site. At first I added only one to see whether it really works or not...and to my utter surprise I found that it works like a breeze. And icing on the cake is that you can use the outgoing smtp server in the same account. I got so impressed that I remain awake till 1:30 am in the morning to create and use all my ".com" yahoo accounts. So I can highly recommend this software to anyone who is still reading this. I suggest that you use Thunderbird as your Email client.

Just one word of caution: Remember to configure YPOPS! not to download all the mails at least after the first run, otherwise you shall have all the same mails downloaded again.

To sum up:


1. It delivers what it promises- you really have POP access to your free Yahoo accounts.
2. It also provides you with SMTP access to your free accounts.
3. No Adware/Malware/Crapware is included- just clean.
4. Has a good support forum.
5. Clear instructions on how to configure almost all kinds of Emil clients.
6. Its FREE.
7. It also has a official Linux version for Ubuntu and for others the Source Code.
8. Still under Active Development.


1. It does not work with new yahoo mail.
2. Wish it worked with Hotmail or Rediffmail too.

So you can clearly see that the pros outweighs cons quite easily, so I decided to go for it and forgo the jazzy interface of New Yahoo Mail (previously known as Yahoo Mail Beta). If you are with plese find tha links and instructions below.


Home Page:

Windows Installer:

Ubuntu Linux Installer:

Uncompress this file to get the .deb installer.

Source code (in CVS)

Mail client configuration instructions:

The Thunderbird Instructions are for older 1.7 version. I shall try to post here the new instructions for Thunderbird 2.0 with screen shots, but I don't think that before 2nd October it will be possible. So please come back to check then.


Ubuntu Installation Instructions:

To install:

$ tar xvzf ypops-deb.tgz
$ sudo dpkg -i ypops_0.8.8-1_i386.deb

To uninstall:

$ sudo dpkg -r ypops

To start:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/ypops start

To stop:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/ypops stop

For auto start at boot:

$ cd /etc/rc2.d/
$ sudo ln -s ../init.d/ypops S99ypops
$ cd /etc/rc3.d/
$ sudo ln -s ../init.d/ypops S99ypops
$ cd /etc/rc5.d/
$ sudo ln -s ../init.d/ypops S99ypops

So I hope it helps others as it has been helping me. If readers find this post useful please leave a comment.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting this piece of information. I tried it and works great. Even with the "New Yahoo Mail".

PS: The link you provided for the Ubuntu version does not work any more. But there is information here to install it.