Using poplib to access Yahoo Mail

Cliff Wells LogiplexSoftware at earthlink.net
Wed Mar 26 23:11:03 CET 2003


On Wed, 2003-03-26 at 06:58, Alpha Alpha wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I tried using poplib to connect to pop.mail.yahoo.com to connect to my 
> Yahoo mail account. I get an error saying please check yahoo.com for the 
> error.. etc. And when I log in to my account (using a web browser), I 
> get an email saying, "you tried to access Yahoo's pop3 email service, 
> which is no longer free .. please subscribe ".. etc

This is correct.  You must pay to access Yahoo mail via pop.

> 
> The point is, when I use a software called poppeeper 
> (http://www.poppeeper.com), to check _new_ messages in my inbox it works 
> !! I do not get any email from Yahoo !

The website for poppeeper says that it supports webmail.  Most likely it
is using that rather than POP.

> I wrote to the developer of poppeeper asking how he accessed the yahoo 
> account, and his approach seems to be the same (via pop.mail.yahoo.com) !

He probably meant that's how it would do it provided you had a POP
account at Yahoo.

> Is it a problem with the poplib module implementation ?
> 
> That said, my objective is to backup all my yahoo emails (around 212 
> messages) onto disk, before I run out of space. Poppeeper does not (yet) 
>   meet my requirements....

There are a few programs that get Yahoo mail by parsing the HTML mail. 
This site lists several:

http://fetchyahoo.twizzler.org/

HTH,

-- 
Cliff Wells, Software Engineer
Logiplex Corporation (www.logiplex.net)
(503) 978-6726 x308  (800) 735-0555 x308






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