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To add a new Yahoo Business Email POP email account in Mozilla Thunderbird:
(Instructions based on Thunderbird 11.0 and may differ from other versions of the program)

  1. Launch Thunderbird
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  3. Click the "Tools" menu link.

     

    Thunderbird: Tools Menu Link
    Thunderbird: Tools Menu Link

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  5. In the "Tools" pull-down menu, click "Account Settings".

     

    Thunderbird: Tools Pull-Down Menu
    Thunderbird: Tools Pull-Down Menu

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  7. In the Account Settings Window, click the Account Actions button.

     

    Thunderbird: Account Actions Button
    Thunderbird: Account Actions Button

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  9. In the Account Actions pull-down menu, click "Add Mail Account..."

     

    Thunderbird: Account Actions Pull-Down Menu
    Thunderbird: Account Actions Pull-Down Menu

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  11. In first Mail Account Setup window enter the following information:

     

    • Your Name: Enter the name you would like to appear in the "From" field of outgoing messages.
    • Email Address: Enter your full Yahoo Business Email address (for example, "j.smith@yourdomain.com").
    • Password: Enter your Yahoo Business Email password
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      Thunderbird: Mail Account Setup - Login Information
      Thunderbird: Mail Account Setup - Login Information

    • Click the Continue button.
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  13. In the second Mail Account Setup window:

     

    • Select the radio button for the desired server type, in this case: POP3 (keep mail on your computer)
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      Thunderbird: Mail Account Setup - Server Type
      Thunderbird: Mail Account Setup - Server Type

    • Click the Manual config button
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  15. In the third Mail Account Setup window enter the following information:

     

    • Incoming:
      • Server type: POP3
      • Server hostname: pop.bizmail.yahoo.com
      • Port: 995
      • SSL: SSL/TLS
      • Authentication: Normal password
    • Outgoing:
      • Server type: SMTP (default setting, not editable)
      • Server hostname: smtp.bizmail.yahoo.com
      • Port: 465
      • SSL: SSL/TLS
      • Authentication: Normal password
    • Username: Enter your entire Yahoo Business Email address
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      Thunderbird: Mail Account Setup - Server Information
      Thunderbird: Mail Account Setup - Server Information

    • Click the Create Account button

To control deletion of messages from the Yahoo Business Email server:

  1. Click the "Tools" menu link.

     

    Thunderbird: Tools Menu Link
    Thunderbird: Tools Menu Link

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  3. In the "Tools" pull-down menu, click "Account Settings".

     

    Thunderbird: Tools Pull-Down Menu
    Thunderbird: Tools Pull-Down Menu

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  5. Click "Server Settings" under the appropriate mail account on the left.

     

    Thunderbird: Server Settings Link
    Thunderbird: Server Settings Link

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  7. Use checkboxes to specify your preferences:

     

    • Leave messages on server (if you don't want messages to be deleted from the Yahoo servers when they are downloaded to Thunderbird)
    • For at most ___ days (if you want to specify how long copies of downloaded messages remain on the Yahoo servers before being deleted from the Yahoo servers)
    • Until I delete them (if you want copies of downloaded messages to remain on the Yahoo servers until you actively delete them or the Business mail account is closed)
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      Thunderbird: Server Settings - Delete Mail from Server Options
      Thunderbird: Server Settings - Delete Mail from Server Options

    • Click the OK button to submit the settings.

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