Mail to collect other mail
2019- this was created with an old version of Yahoo Mail.
Things change and much of this no longer works.
also this page for instructions on using the Yahoo address Book
also this page for instructions for using Yahoo to check for a virus
are we talking about?
would I want to do this?
do I do it?
can use Yahoo to get your regular e-mail from your home provider.
This gives you the advantage of getting your e-mail from any computer
anywhere, anytime as long as it has a web connection. DOES NOT WORK
FOR AOL OR CompuServe. Don't need it anyway, since you can get your
mail on line directly from any computer.
have 2 e-mail accounts that I check daily. When I went to Oregon recently,
I left my computer at home and used my son's to get my e-mail daily
from both accounts.
in 2016 & Windows 10, things changed again. The current Yahoo
works like this:
the Gear icon in the upper right. Click Settings. Click Accounts.
click Add Another Mailbox.
it up in earlier versions:
have to assume you have a Yahoo e-mail account. If you do not, go
get one first by going to www.yahoo.com, click on Check E-Mail and
click on Sign Up. Follow the process until you have an account.
you have the account, go to Check Mail, enter your name and password
to get the opening screen. It looks like this:
check your mail from other accounts, click the blue link to Options
at the top. You then get this screen:
set up the account to retrieve other mail, click on Check Other (POP)
Mail. You get this screen:
click on Add Mail Server to get this screen:
is where it gets tricky. You must know the way your provider names
it's server. Some are mail.provider.com or pop3.provider.net where
you put in the provider's name. For example, Access Nevada users would
enter mail.anv.net. Whereas, Cox cable users insert pop3.lvcm.com.
To determine how your mail is configured, check
out this Page.
you must enter your user name and password. Note that user names do
not include the @provider.com. Just the first part of your e-mail
name. Also remember that passwords are case sensitive. Lower case/upper
case must be correct.
not change any other items. Click OK to finish. That should return
you to this screen:
you can see, I have both my accounts listed. To check each account,
click on the Check Mail link on the right of each listing. If you
got it right, the screen will blink and show the number of messages
downloaded like this:
view the message(s), click on the link for Inbox in the line Downloaded
x messages ... or you can use the link for Check Mail in the left
the next time you open Yahoo mail, there will be a link to Check Other
Mail. Look at Fig 1 above and look at the center where it says "Go
To Inbox or Check Other Mail". Then click Check Mail on the right
as noted above.
only thing that gets somewhat confusing is the number of places the
term Check Mail is used.
final thing is to make Yahoo your default
mail program so when you click on a mail to link on the web, Yahoo
comes up, not Outlook Express.