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Yahoo e-mail problem

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by annieskid, Jan 26, 2002.

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  1. annieskid

    annieskid Thread Starter

    Jan 26, 2002
    I can't check my e-mail at Yahoo
    for some reason,though I could
    three days ago. I can get to my
    Yahoo homepage, but whenever
    I try to go to e-mail, the site can't
    be found. I've tried this twenty times,
    in the last few days,using the shortcut
    to Yahoo e-mail on my desktop,the
    log-in from my homepage,and clicking on
    Yahoo in my favorites folder. I've hit the
    refresh button more than a few times,
    but it goes nowhere.My daughter can't
    go to her Yahoo e-mail either.I've
    clicked on Tools,Internet connections
    and can't find anything obviously wrong.
    I'm expecting an important e-mail,of
    course.Any suggestions on how to fix this?
  2. Foamer

    Foamer Guest

    Hi annieskid...

    This is odd. I've checked my Yahoo sight mail and it is working well for me. Are you logged into your Yahoo?

    In the mean time as an emergency measure you might want to enter your Yahoo accounts into your e-mail browser. EX: Outlook Express.
    Start a new e-mail account in your Outlook and follow the directions.
    POP3 is: pop.mail.yahoo.com
    SMTP is: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
    Make sure your "My server requires authentication" is checked.

    Not knowing your e-mail browser I can't give you full directions. But you can find this info at http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/mail/pop/pop-02.html

    I'm sorry I can't help you with your problem better. I have heard that some ISP's have been having trouble getting to the Yahoo e-mail sight. Mine did and they sent out e-mails saying so. Is yours?
    But in the mean time you can at least get your e-mail.

    Good luck :)
  3. dbcoooper


    Mar 31, 2001
    Annieskid, just a long shot but try flushing your cache:
    In Internet Explorer choose Tools - Internet Options, In the middle under Temporary Internet Files, click Delete Files... & Click OK.

    The Yahoo POP-mail option has always tempted me, but how much junk do they send you for the privilege? 1 a day, 1 a week? More or less?
  4. annieskid

    annieskid Thread Starter

    Jan 26, 2002
    The long shot actually worked! I don't have a clue why but I
    can check my e-mail at Yahoo after deleting the other stuff.
    I had to delete offline files and online to make it work, but
    it worked. Thanks a million. Next problem(Full Moon tomorrow)
    I can't click on highlighted URLs without a line coming on the
    screen with the title I have to restore to get to a web site.
    It comes on in the strangest places.This started yesterday
    when I tried to click back here in an e-mail, and hopefully
    wll resolve itself when the full moon is over.
    The Pop addresses might have worked if I wasn't being
    difficult, refusing to click on new mail only because I want
    all my mail, not just the new. I never said I was an easy
    woman! I love this website, especially since my phone
    won't let me dial out to call Tech this weekend. I have no
    idea how I can even connect to the net, when I can't dial a
    local number without it telling me to dial a one, and not
    letting me dial more than three digits of an 800 number
    without telling me the number doesn't exist, on the other
    line. It'll all be better after the full moon.
  5. Foamer

    Foamer Guest

    About once a week I get adverts dbcoooper. More or less.
    At the very least I find it more conveniant than going the the Yahoo sight. Far less garbage mail than you would think.
  6. dbcoooper


    Mar 31, 2001
    Thanks a bunch Foamy, (your avatar is perfect for a name like that) :D
    That's well within my current signal/noise ratio, you know how the word "send you information" makes one quickly do a "180" when offered such things.

    Another notch to carve in my mouse, hopefully it will fall apart soon so i can get one of those nifty new optical ones, and why not tail-less while I'm at it?
    As far as your new prob, wait till that full moon wanes and get back here with as detailed a description as you can.
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