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    Can't use Yahoo as default mail progam...

    Prior to installing a new hard drive on my laptop, I had set my default email program to Yahoo mail. Now that I have the new drive in and all the programs loaded, Yahoo mail is no longer listed as an option. After a search, I found a suggestion that installing Yahoo messenger would add it to the list. I downloaded and installed messenger and it still is not listed as an option. Anyone have any ideas or solutions? I really don't want to use Outlook or Outlook Express.

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    What is set as default now? What comes up when you click an email link like joeblow@nowhere.com?
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    Outlook Express

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    the drop down list only offers me Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, and Windows Live Mail

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    Looks like you have to install Yahoo Messenger.

    http://email.about.com/od/yahoomailt...fault_mail.htm





    Or maybe not...

    http://www.ehow.com/how_2032819_set-yahoo-as.html
    Just tried this myself and it did not work.
    Last edited by dragracer; 08-16-07 at 09:46 AM.

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    neither one of those works

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    I believe Yahoo changed the parameters of their email. You have to pay money to recieve the ability to extract your mail from their server. While before, at one time, this service was free. If you have a free account you will have to log in to their server via the yahoo login.
    Would you like a dream with that?

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    I actually have a business account and they host my web site...

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    weird...just found a little utility that allows me to change it to Hotmail but not Yahoo Mail...neither still apprears in the tools menu on IE. I don't even see a place on Firefox to change it.

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    Hotmail = Micro$ofuct, that's why you can use it.

    How about if you load the Mozilla e-mail client, will that let you use the Yahoo Mail http client?

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    ok, I figured it out....when you install yahoo messenger you have to choose to install "browser services". The first time I installed it, I had unchecked that one. It works perfectly now.

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    Who da man?



    You da man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by georgiaboy View Post
    I believe Yahoo changed the parameters of their email. You have to pay money to recieve the ability to extract your mail from their server. While before, at one time, this service was free. If you have a free account you will have to log in to their server via the yahoo login.
    Yeah, thats why I switched to Gmail so I could use Outlook, and now Mozilla Thunderbird.

    I was aware of paying for the service from Yahoo, but, yeah, I'm not gonna pay for email
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    Cheating: a symptom of the problem.

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    Why would you use Yahoo or Hotmail when you could be using Gmail? Seriously...

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    um....because I want to? That's a lot shorter answer than writing an unnecessary justification.

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    I use pop.mail.yahoo.com just fine for my stuff. Just make sure you use the SSL based POP, off of port 995, as Yahoo turned off non secure access (which IMHO is a good thing.)

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    gmail doesn't put adverts on your outgoing emails like hotmail and (I think) yahoo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose View Post
    gmail doesn't put adverts on your outgoing emails like hotmail and (I think) yahoo
    And it is superior in every other way. I think anybody who has yahoo or hotmail should try gmail and see what they think. You don't need an ivite anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matimeo View Post
    And it is superior in every other way. I think anybody who has yahoo or hotmail should try gmail and see what they think. You don't need an ivite anymore.
    He has a business account with Yahoo to host a website, probably easier to keep emails associated with that website by using YahooMail.
    Quote Originally Posted by SingingSabre View Post
    Cheating: a symptom of the problem.

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