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Check Yahoo's Ymail Mail in Gmail by enabling POP3 for Free

In a previous post I talked about how to access Microsofts Hotmail in Gmail. Today I would like to show you how to check your Yahoo Ymail email using Gmail. Notice how I said "ymail" and not "yahoo.com" email addresses, this is because  this tip works for Yahoo's Ymail email accounts but not with their "yahoo.com"(or Yahoo's Rocketmail email service) email accounts.

When I tried it with a new "yahoo.com"  and a new "rocketmail.com" address I could not get it to work. Even if I tried the "channge Yahoo's regional settings for free POP3 access" trick, it still would not work. Yahoo would not give me the necessary POP3 access unless I signed up for their premium mail service and paid the $20 annual fee.

The good news is that Yahoo seems to have enabled pop3 access by default for Ymail.com email addresses. So here is how to access your Yahoo Ymail.com email for free in Gmail.

1.) Log into your Gmail account

2.) Click on "Settings" located in the top right hand corner of your Gmail page.



3.) Click on "Accounts and Import" and then click on the "Add POP3 email" button located in the "Check mail using POP3 section.




4.) A new window will pop up, enter your Yahoo Ymail address and click "Next Step".





5.) In this window enter the following settings, replacing "yourusername" with your full Ymail email address and "youruserpassword" with your password:

     Username: yourusername@ymail.com
     Password: youruserpassword
     Pop Server: pop.mail.yahoo.com
     Port: 995

Check the box next to "Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail. All the other options are optional. After entering the above settings click the "Add Account" button.







6.) You will next be greeted by a screen asking you if you want to "send mail as" your new  "ymail.com" email address. If you click "No" then you are all done and you can now retrieve your Yahoo Ymail email using Gmail. If you click yes, then scroll down to step 7.




7.) Enter any name you wish in the name field, and click "Next Step"




8.) You will now come up to a screen giving you two options. Choose the first option "send through Gmail (easier to set up) and click "Next Step"




9.) Finally you will see a verification screen asking you to verify that you own the Yahoo Ymail address. Click on the "Send Verification button, and Google will send a verification email to your Yahoo Ymail email address.

10.) Log in to your Yahoo Ymail email address and look for the verification email that Google just sent. Open it and click the link in the email or copy the number listed in the body of the email, and paste this number into the verification box in Gmail and click the "Verify" button.

That's it, you can now check your Yahoo Ymail email in Gmail for free.


Sources:

Sajeev Nair

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