Can you check another pop3 account through Yahoo Mail Plus?
June 15, 2004 8:35 AM   Subscribe

I was thinking of signing up for the new Yahoo Mail Plus, but I want to know if I can check another pop3 account through it. Yahoo says you can send as another email, but says nothing about receiving. Has anyone tried this?
posted by quibx to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
I believe even the free Yahoo Mail lets you check other pop3 accounts. I know the paid version does.

I've been using Yahoo Mail for a while, and I'm not thrilled with it. Do a test drive of some other services first; will help.
posted by profwhat at 8:38 AM on June 15, 2004

I have the free Yahoo, and actually checking my POP mail is all I use it for. I believe the paid version also lets you send from your POP account.
posted by JoanArkham at 8:48 AM on June 15, 2004

I've used it, it definitely works for checking mail which can be good when you're on the road. It will allow you to collate multiple POP accounts into one inbox and color-code them which can be handy for managing multiple addresses. This is all with the free account by the way, to send outgoing mail you need a paid account, I think.
posted by jessamyn at 9:06 AM on June 15, 2004

As per profwhat's post, I'd recommend you try Oddpost. It will definitely let you send/recieve from POP3.

If you're going to pay for webmail, might as well have the best interface. (Note: sadly, only works on Windows.)
posted by dobbs at 9:08 AM on June 15, 2004

Response by poster: Hmm Oddpost looks nice but it only features 50mb of storage, and only works on IE. Thats a deal-killer.

Since I am already familiar with yahoo for my personal account, I think I am going to upgrade. Thanks!
posted by quibx at 9:39 AM on June 15, 2004

With a paid account, you and both send and receive via pop3 using their web interface. Plus, you now get 2GB storage. If you use YahooSBC as an ISP, you get it all included with your account.
posted by Hackworth at 10:31 AM on June 15, 2004

Following up on what Hackworth said, I do use YahooSBC as my ISP and in addition to the 2GB storage and other mentioned frills, the member's version does not include advertisements in the web mail interface or tacked on to outgoing messages.
posted by Servo5678 at 5:35 PM on June 15, 2004

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