Does Yahoo Mail support free IMAP?

Jennifer June 20, 2010
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Does Yahoo Mail support free IMAP? It looks like it was supported previously by Yahoo Plus, which has been discontinued.

  1. Anonymous
    June 21, 2010 at 1:24 am

    It is possible to get direct IMAP access without signing up for paid access nor using software like YPOPs! or FreePOPs. Yahoo! operates IMAP and secure IMAP servers ( in particular), which are globally accessible. However they require a specific, non-standard IMAP command to be sent before login is done, namely: “ID ("GUID" "1")”. It is feasible to modify an open-source email client to send the ID command, and there are modified versions of Mutt and Mozilla Thunderbird available to download[23]. Alternatively, you can connect an unmodified email client through a simple IMAP proxy that adds the ID command; open source software that does this is available in beta [24].

    It is also possible to send mail through mail clients as Yahoo! also operates an SMTP server ( It is necessary to enable SSL through port 465. For IMAP and SMTPs access the username is the user's Yahoo! Mail address and the password is the same as for webmail access.!_Mail#Free_IMAP_and_SMTPs_access

  2. pceasies
    June 20, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    They used to offer IMAP designed for phones for free. Here's an article

    This Wikipedia article may also help:!_Mail#Free_IMAP_and_SMTPs_access