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Yahoo! Mail Plus with Evolution

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These instructions are for adding Yahoo! Mail Plus account in Evolution. It will help you to configure your Evolution email client to connect to your Yahoo! Mail Plus account via POP.

Yahoo! Mail Plus allow you to have more control and freedom over your email. Some of the features of Yahoo! Mail Plus are increased storage, better SPAM protection, no graphical advertisement ads, more capacity, larger attachments, and mail forwarding. You can also check your email from a mobile phone. In addition, another great feature is mail forwarding and offline access with POP.

Before we start you have to pay for a Yahoo! Mail Plus account in order to pop3 it with Evolution or any other e-mail tool.

Here we go:

  1. Open Evolution and click EDIT -> PREFERENCES from the menu.
  2. On the left, ensure MAIL ACCOUNTS is high-lighted. Click ADD.
  3. Click FORWARD.
  4. Enter your personal information here. You don’t have to enter your full name if you don’t want your full name to appear in outgoing mail. Click Forward when finished.
  5. Select POP for Server Type.
    • Now add the following for RECEIVING EMAIL (heading at top of the window)
    • SERVER: plus.pop.mail.yahoo.com:995 (Notice port number at the end)
    • Username: your Yahoo! username WITHOUT @yahoo.com
    • Use Secure Connection: SSL Encryption
    • Authentication Type: PASSWORD
    • Remember Password: Checked (optional)
  6. Click FORWARD button.
  7. Set the next options to your liking. I place a check mark in the first box and have my yahoo! e-mail checked every 1 minute. That’s the only setting chance I make on this window.
  8. Click FORWARD.
    • Now add the following for SENDING EMAIL (heading at top of the window)
    • Server Type: SMTP
    • SERVER: plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com:465 (Notice port number at the end)
    • Server requires authentication: Check this box
    • Use Secure Connection: SSL Encryption
    • Authentication: Plain
    • Username: your username WITHOUT the @yahoo.com
  9. Click FORWARD.
  10. Enter a name for this setup.
  11. Click apply and your done.

That’s all and good luck!

Yahoo! Widgets

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The Yahoo Widget Engine (formerly known as Konfabulator) is a JavaScript runtime engine for Windows and Mac OS X that lets you run little files called Widgets that can do pretty much whatever you want them to. Widgets can be alarm clocks, calculators, can tell you your WiFi signal strength, will fetch the latest stock quotes for your preferred symbols, and even give your current local weather.

Yahoo! WidgetsEach Widget runs in its own system process, separate from other Widgets and the main Konfabulator system process itself, thus improving the stability of the software application as a whole. Should a problem occur with a Konfabulator Widget requiring it to be shut down, that particular Widget can be shut down without affecting other Widgets or the main Konfabulator application. A disadvantage of doing this, however, is the extra computer memory needed for each process to run. Computer users who are careful about computer memory usage or run computer memory-intensive software applications usually point this out as the main disadvantage or their main concern about Konfabulator.

Resources for Yahoo! Widgets:

  1. Yahoo! Widgets official website
  2. Yahoo! Widgets gallery
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