Solved cannot make yahoo default mail client

January 22, 2014 at 07:57:51
Specs: Windows 7
unable to install default email client. I want yahoo as default mail client as before .I get a message that says yahoo is the default but I cannot log onto that. I did have IE9 but it has been changed to IE11. but I still get the message that the default client was not properly installed.

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January 22, 2014 at 09:44:24
Start > Default Programs

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January 23, 2014 at 01:51:25
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Which email client have you installed; WIndows live, Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird etc?

Does it work with other email providers (I assume you have more than one, eg; Hotmail, AOL?)?

Without knowing the full details, I am thinking...
The most likely cause for your problem:
Unless you have a paid-for, Yahoo-Plus account, Yahoo may not allow you to use email software to access this.
You can only access free Yahoo accounts via your web browser.
This is the case with my own Yahoo.co.uk account. Access is blocked if attempting to set this up within Thunderbird or Outlook.

The only exception I know of: If you were lucky enough to get one of the free yahoo, 'Ymail' addresses, when they were offering this a while back - this works ok.
It works for my wife as she has 'free' Ymail working in Outlook and Thunderbird on different PCs. Other free yahoo accounts refuse to play ball.


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