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16 Nov 2008   #1

Windows 7 RTM
How do you handle your email....

I have an email address. Usually Ive always used Yahoo to log in and look at my mail and such.
However, Id like to use a mail client but the only drawback I see is keeping the Yahoo site mail in sync with my mail client on my home computer. For instance, if i check my email with Windows Live Mail application on my home computer, the email will no longer by on the Yahoo site. Unless I chose the option to keep it on the server, however, I noticed a problem with that method. Windows Live Mail will download duplicates.
The reason Id like to use both is for when I am at work or away. Id like to keep them both in sync and have not found a fool proof way of doing so. Id like to have access to all my old emails as well if I am away but would like to use the application on my home computer.

How do you all do it? Not sure if I explained it well enough but is there a method of being able to accomplish what Id like to?

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16 Nov 2008   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

Hi BucSox79,

Does your e-Mail provider support IMAP if so you could use something like thunderbird and everything is synchronised without problems.

The IMAP Connection --

I use this method with gmail and my gmx accounts without any problem.

if your provider does not support IMAP it's possible to set-up an account that does and let that accout retrieve and forward mail from your original accounts.

hope this helps
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16 Nov 2008   #3

Windows 7 RTM

Im not exactly sure if Yahoo does or not. I am looking and some say yes, others no. But I cant find anything on the settings so I can try it out.
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16 Nov 2008   #4

Windows 10 Workstation x64

Yahoo's Zimbra desktop might be your best bet - Yahoo! Zimbra Desktop
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16 Nov 2008   #5

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

Hi BucSox79,

Ok Ive got this link here which states the settings for Yahoo are ...

  • IMAP:
  • SMTP:

You can download Thunderbird here...

Mozilla Thunderbird in English | Mozilla Europe

you may want to check the help pages on the thunderbird site for more info on yahoo

If you need to set-up an IMAP compatible mail provider with forwarding you could do worse than GMX

GMX - Free E-Mail - Webmail & POP3, IMAP

Hope this helps
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16 Nov 2008   #6

Windows 7 RTM

Thanks for the help. I tried to use those servers you mentioned using Windows Live Mail, but the authentication failed for some reason.
I am going to try the Zimbra app that z3r mentioned and see if I have any better luck.
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16 Nov 2008   #7

Windows 7 RTM

okay, Zimbra is working right now. I chose to option to synchronize the folders, and it is processing it now.

Now this set it up automatically. I take it I cant view the server settings it used? Or is this only accessing the server and not actually downloading the emails so the emails really arent stored locally at all?
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