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How To Fix Yahoo! and Other Email Websites!

Yahoo! is a great email client used by millions of people around the world. It's also been around for over a decade, giving it the title of one of the longest online mail clients on the web today! However, it still has a lot of bugs within it, and those bugs can dramatically deter your email experience. Here are some tips to help fix Yahoo! and make sure you don't run into these issues again.

  • If Yahoo! isn't opening, for whatever reason, you may have an issue with your cookies. Cookies are little files that are saved by your browser that store various forms of information about websites, passwords, preferences, etc. However, these cookies can also malfunction the website slightly, causing you to have limited or zero ability to use it. To fix this, you can clear your cookies. To do this, go to your "Tools" or "Settings" option on your browser. After that, go to the "History" or "Preferences" section. You should have the option to delete cookies/history. You should also have options to decide what cookies are deleted and which ones aren't. After you've cleared the cookies, close your browser down, then open it back up, and try signing back into Yahoo! Hopefully this solves some people's problems.
  • Ensure you have the latest versions of Adobe Flash and Java installed. It may sound crazy, but websites are using these programs to run applications and stream data to your computer through your browser. Most advertisements and mail clients use some form of code other than just HTML or basic CSS. To update your Adobe Flash and Java version, go to: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ and for Java go to: http://www.java.com/en/download/inc/windows_upgrade_xpi.jsp
If not only Yahoo! but any other websites aren't opening, make sure your network connection is set properly by talking to your network administrator (or whoever knows how to fix the modem/router in the household or workplace). These tips also apply to other email clients such as Gmail, Hotmail, and ISP provided email (i.e. Comcast, Charter, Verizon, etc.)

Hope this helped you guys out!


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Using my yahoo.com as a third party so I can sign into my Mail (Apple) and read my Gmail! One is a POP3 and one is IMAP. Can you explain this to me so I can fix my account?


POP3 creates local copies of emails and deletes the originals from the server, the emails are tied to that specific machine, and cannot be accessed via any webmail or any separate client on other computers.

IMAP stores emails on a remote mail server, you'll have a limited mailbox size depending on the settings provided by the email service.

Depending on your personal style of communicating and whom you prefer to get your email service from, you can pretty quickly narrow down how you should use your email.
  • If you use check your email from a lot of devices, phones, or computers, set up your email clients to use IMAP.
  • If you use mostly webmail and want your phone or iPad to sync with your webmail, use IMAP, as well.
  • If you're using one email client on one dedicated machine (say, in your office), you might be fine with POP3.
  • If you have a huge history of email, you may want to use POP3 to keep from running out of space on the remote email server.
Compared to POP3, IMAP allows users to log into many different email clients or webmail interfaces and view the same emails, because the emails are kept on remote email servers until the user deletes them. In a world where we now check our email on web interfaces, email clients, and on mobile phones, IMAP has become extremely popular.

You can either create POP3 or IMAP for both Gmail and Yahoo



Feb 19, 2014 | Yahoo Mail

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i have sent wrong email to a friend via yahoo mail. how can i recall it before he read it...tq

Unfortunately there is no functionality on yahoo mail that allows us to recall email if we have already send it and if it already reach the sent folder...
for work around i would suggest setting your yahoo mail using client email such as outlook, outlook express, macmail... thunderbird and the likes...
the recall functionality is only available for client emails...

Aug 24, 2011 | Yahoo Mail

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how can i request a receipt for my yahoo mail

Not in Yahoo Free Accounts.
Yahoo Mail Plus is what gives you use of capabilities to collect or send emails through
use of email clients.

You do it through POP account. Like through Outlook or other email client.
In My own Outlook to set it up. Go to Tools > Receipts Tab > Requesting Read Receipts
> (Check) Request a receipt for all sent messages. > Returning Read Receipts > Always
Send Read Receipt > Apply > Ok.

Jul 10, 2011 | Yahoo Mail

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Yahoo mail

get a different email account

Dec 17, 2009 | Yahoo Mail

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