Wednesday, 12 March 2008 00:48
A good article on configuring Thunderbird to work with YPOPs! is documented at OpenSourceArticles.com Alternative instructions:
- Click Tools-> Account Settings
- Click Add Account button.
- Choose Email Account. Click Next
- Type name and email address in the boxes. Click Next
- Choose POP and type 'localhost' as the incoming server.
- Depending on your preferences check or uncheck Use Global Inbox
- Click Next. If your username is not already there by default, add it.
- Click Next. Add the way you want your Account Name to look in Thunderbird.
- Click Finish.
- Now scroll down to the bottom of the Account Settings pane and click on Outgoing server (SMTP).
- Click on Advanced. Click on Add.
- Type 127.0.0.1 as the outgoing mail server. Port default is 25.
- Check Use name and password. This is Thunderbird’s way of enabling authentication.
- Type your Yahoo user name as
- Click No to Use secure connection and then OK twice.
- Click OK to the Server Settings window.
- Now get back into Account Settings
- Go back to the Server Settings of you Yahoo Account in the Account Settings pane.
- Do not check Use secure connection (SSL) or Use secure authentication.
- Click on Advanced.
- Choose where you want your emails to go in the POP tab.
- Click on the SMTP tab and click on the drop down menu and select 127.0.0.1:25
- Continue modifying any of your preferences in the account and then click on OK.
The first time you try to access the account, Mozilla will ask for a password and if you want Mozilla to remember the password.
If you find a need to increase the timeout value when downloading emails, try this:
- Search for mail.server.serverx.timeout in Thunderbird about:config
- Add one for the above account for 600 seconds
Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2008 02:45