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I can't save my emails to my hard drive. Why not?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by mistertroy2, Aug 11, 2009.

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  1. mistertroy2

    mistertroy2 Thread Starter

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    I can't save my emails to my hard drive. Why not?
    I use XP home, Firefox browser and yahoo free email.
    Is it yahoo? I asked them but I never got a response.
    Is it Firefox?
    When I click on emails I thought I saved, instead of opening, they try to connect to the internet, or else they open but my emails are not there.
    I need to save my emails, but they're not saving.
    Why not?
    Sincerely perplexed,
    Troy
     
  2. Hughv

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    Why do you want to do this? Yahoo has folders designed to save your email.
    If you insist, just copy the content to a file.
    You could also forward the email to a pop account.
     
  3. Elvandil

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    There's not realloy a way to save them except to take a screen shot or sign up for POP access with OE, ThunderBird, or another email client. I have POP access with Yahoo. It appears to be free for Asians, so if you set your preferences that way, you can get free POP access, too. The tip came from the YPOPS site, and that is another possibility.
     
  4. mistertroy2

    mistertroy2 Thread Starter

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    Taking Elvandil's hint (thanks), I went to Yahoo "account info page"; options/mail; "POP & forwarding" and got the following:

    "Upgrade to Mail Plus so you can:
    • download your Yahoo! Mail in an email client, such as Outlook
    • forward your Yahoo! Mail to a different address"

    So I guess Yahoo is now charging for what used to be free. I used to be able to save my emails to my hard drive and I didn't change anything. I guess yahoo changed it "for" me.

    And I guess that if I go to OE or Thunderbird, then I can save my emails to my hard drive via POP---(which is Greek to me). Right?





    And as to Hughv's question. I just lost all my emails---(which I couldn't record on my hard drive---at [email protected]
    So Yahoo is unreliable.

    And by the way, how do you type in the "Reply" box instead of this "Quick Reply" box?
    It wouldn't work for me. I couldn't place my cursor to begin to type.
    Sincerely,
    Troy

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  5. mistertroy2

    mistertroy2 Thread Starter

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    'm looking for a free email service that lets you save your emails to your hard drive. Does anyone know of one?
    What's the best one?
    Sincerely,
    Troy
     
  6. mistertroy2

    mistertroy2 Thread Starter

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    I'm looking for a free email service that lets you save your emails to your hard drive. Does anyone know of one?
    What's the best one?
    Evidently Yahoo isn't free anymore.
    Sincerely,
    Troy
     
  7. smith_

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    Well you can use G-mail as a free email service.
    With the G-mail you can configure your outlook as well as your Outlook Express and will get your all mails in your hard drive. G-mail provides free IMAP account for your outlook configuration.
    Hope this will help you.
     
  8. Squashman

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    I can't recall yahoo ever having free pop access.
    Google email should work just fine for you.
     
  9. DaveA

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    Or you can use mail at Live.com
     
  10. mistertroy2

    mistertroy2 Thread Starter

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    Thanks everyone.
    So let me get this straight,
    I want to be able to save my emails to hy hard drive while using my favorite web browser (Firefox).
    So will G-mail or Google or Live.com let me do this?
    Troy
     
  11. Hughv

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    Yes. Look at the offline option.
     
  12. Phantom010

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    Yahoo did have a free pop access a few years ago. Now, I guess you have to pay for it... :rolleyes:
     
  13. mistertroy2

    mistertroy2 Thread Starter

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    I signed up, but cannot even log on to Google email.
    And fastmail.fm doesn't work for me either. I could send an email to myself at fastmail.fm from yahoo, but not vice-versa.
    I have no idea.
    Why is this so difficult?
    Also it doesn't cost yahoo anything to let people save their emails to their hard drives, so why do they prevent this?
    So that people will need to pay ffor it?
    Troy
     
  14. Hughv

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    You need to approach this slowly and methodically. 6 year old kids can use Gmail, so you can also.
    Sign up again, write down your user name and password and try again.
    I don't know Yahoo's reasoning, but they have millions of dollars invested in equipment and personnel, so none of these services are free to the companies that provide them.
     
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