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Mozilla mail and Sbc/Yahoo DSL.

by chuckieu / March 20, 2004 1:05 AM PST

Recently switched from dial-up to SBC/Yahoo DSL. Since then, I can't access Yahoo mail from the Mozilla mail
program as I could do from ATT. Even though all settings
are correct(and every other variation), I get "password
did not go through. User/password invalid". Same setup
that works to logon and recover Yahoo mail. Then I started getting"Server timed out" every time. Was using
Mozilla 1.6, then tried 1.7 beta, and Thunderbird Mail.
All with the same result. Talked with Tech for a long time. Nothing worked. He said they have many Mozilla users that have no problems, but they only support up to Netscape 4.7. Am thinking of going back to Mozilla 1.4, or a seperate Mail system. P.S. This is important
so I can my mail without logging in and out of every account. No link I've searched has had an answer. Thanks for any ideas. chuck

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Never mind!!!
by chuckieu / March 22, 2004 4:35 AM PST

Finally got a Tech that had a clue. Went through every combination of settings till we got it working right.
Now I can attest that the newest Mozilla 1.7beta
browser and mail work fine with Sbc/Yahoo DSL. Cheers.

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what worked for you?
by whoareyou / April 28, 2005 2:47 AM PDT

I'm using Mozilla version 1.7.20040.25472 with Windows XP. I changed my password on yahoo using Mozilla, and the new password comes up as invalid, regardless of whether I try it in Mozilla or IE. It's been a month, so it's not that it hasn't changed yet, and I'm absolutely sure I'm putting the password in right. I made a new account and it wouldn't accept the password for that, either, so it's some kind of glitch. I don't know what I put in for birthdate, etc on my original account-- it was 5 years ago, and I didn't use my actual info. I've gotten rid of the blocks on the cookies now, but they were in place when I changed the password and that must have been the problem. Is there some sort of workaround so I can access my mail again?

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Sorry I couldn't get back to you till now.
by chuckieu / May 1, 2005 4:57 AM PDT
In reply to: what worked for you?

Cnet lost my account. Anyway! The problem (and solution) is fairly simple. Yahoo requires you to set-up any 3rd party mail service exactly like their account. This
has proven to be true in Mozilla 1.6, 1.7.2, 1.7.3(current-Mandrake 10.0), Thunderbird(current-98se),and my website. This means complete email address ( com) everytime it asks, password (use Password Manager unless
you want to login every time), same-and complete- post office (pop and smtp) as supplied by ISP. Any other questions, please post back. Was setting up PVR with new
capture card, so I was distracted. Usually here at least once a day. Good luck. chuck

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