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Authored by: mysty on Oct 11, '04 08:50:08AM
The gmail tip works great and this yahoo related comment sounds really interesting.

Ive been missing mail client access to my yahoo account for a long time now, and picking up some mails very late as a result.

Is there any chance you could share your fetchmail conf file that works with yahoo/FreePOPs?

Thanks in advance

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Details on my setup
Authored by: jecwobble on Nov 07, '04 11:12:08PM
FreePOPs is really easy to configure, actually. In fact, I didn't configure anything. I start FreePOPs with this in a StartupItem file:
freepopsd -p 110 -b -d
And I have this in my fetchmailrc file:
# Yahoo webmail
        proto pop3
        user ""
        pass "PASSWORD"
        is mylocalusername
Where USERNAME is my yahoo user name, PASSWORD is my password for that yahoo email account and mylocalusername is the short name of my OS X account. I don't actually use the loopback IP address of as I have NetInfo configured to recognize an internal domain name that's mapped to my computers local IP address. But I believe should work fine.

If you are not using fetchmail to pull your email down to a local running SMTP server, you can configure you email client of choice with similar settings. Examples can be found here

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