Ypops - webmail helper program

Do you want to Yahoo! with Outlook, Outlook Express, Netscape, Eudora, Mozilla, etc???

Ok, then you need to read the rest of this! YPOPs! allows you to access your Yahoo! e-mail account with your favorite e-mail program. No longer are you required to read and send Yahoo! e-mails while online! Reading then can be at your leisure - without being connected to the internet!

I already have Yahoo!, why do I need this?

If you want to read or compose your e-mails offline, ie not connected to the internet you do. But there's a problem. Yahoo! disabled the free access to its POP/SMTP e-mail service in April 2002. POP/SMTP e-mail server access is required for the programs above to give you off-line e-mail access.

What does this program do?

YPOPs! Is a small 'helper' program that 'emulates' a POP3/SMTP server. YPOPs! connects to Yahoo's webmail server. When using this offline access method ALL of your e-mail storage space is now on your PC's disk. You only have to be online long enough to send the e-mails in your Outbox and pull down any new e-mails. Reading and composing e-mails then can be at your leisure - without being connected to the internet!


YPOPs! is an open-source initiative a type of freeware. Download it here: http://yahoopops.sourceforge.net/index.php

Still not convinced?

See our blog post Webmail offline - preserve your info.

Setup - Outlook Express tailored version

1) Download program ---> http://yahoopops.sourceforge.net/index.php

2) Run the Ypops installer from the loction you just downloaded it to.

3) Create an mail account in your email program. Do this by clicking 'Tools', 'Accounts...', 'Add', 'Mail...'

     The 'Internet Connection Wizard' will bring you tru a few preliminary steps.

4) On the 'E-mail Server Names' pane enter localhost for 'Incoming mail' and 'Outgoing mail' servers.

5) Finish the remaining Internet Connection Wizard steps.

6) In Outlook Express click 'Tools', 'Accounts...' and select the 'Mail' tab.

Click 'Properties'.

7) Select the 'Servers' tab and under 'Outgoing Mail Server' check 'My server requires authentication'.

Click 'Settings...'

8) Click 'Use same settings as my incoming mail server'.

Click 'OK'.

9) Select the 'Advanced' tab.

Slide the 'Server Timeouts' all the way to the right (Long). Click 'Apply'and 'OK'.

10) On the 'Internet Accounts' pane click 'Close'.

All done! Click the 'Send/Recv' button and watch your emails come in.

Sending e-mail - very important!

To be able to send e-mail you need to enable one OR the other of server option setups below:

1) Use YPOPs!

This has to be 'enabled' as it's disabled by default. In our testing it's quite usable.

Right click on the YPOPs! Tray Icon.
Click on "Configure", expand "Advanced Preferences", and click on "Network"
In the right section labeled "SMTP" place a check in the Enable SMTP check box. Click OK.


2) Use your ISP's server

On your ISP's website locate and make note of the name of their SMTP server.
In Outlook Express the 'Outgoing mail (SMTP)' server would have to be changed to this.
It's easiest to just copy it and then paste it into the account's settings.

The server would be something like smtp.yourisp.com OR mail.yourisp.com or even smtp.mail.yourisp.com


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