retrieve yahoo mail using versamail

it's been widely known that you cannot download your yahoo e-mail into e-mail application using pop3. especially from yahoo.com (but you still can do it if you're singaporean or indonesian yahoo base)

but to my surprise, you still can 'download' your yahoo e-mail using imap4! yey! ..
using a versamail, which is a default e-mail client in treo650. you can read your yahoo e-mail.
here's the step :

  1. create a new account in versamail. in menu Accounts/ Account Setup. or using shorcut menu button and W.
  2. click on new.. button.
  3. fill in any name on account name. let's put in yahooimap.
  4. choose mail service: other.
  5. choose protocol : IMAP, click next button
  6. fill in your yahooID on username, and the password, clik next button
  7. fill in your complete yahoo e-mail. it should be [yourYahooID]@yahoo.com
  8. fill in imap.n.mail.yahoo.com on incoming mail server
  9. and smtp.mobile.mail.yahoo.com on outgoing mail server
  10. click next button
  11. later click advanced button.
  12. leave it as default for port number, which is 143 and uncheck the SSL option
  13. click next
  14. leave it as default for port number, which is 25 and uncheck the SSL option. but put a checkmark on ESMTP
  15. done
now you should be able to read your yahoo e-mail on your treo650 :)

info : alex.liong at id-PalmOS mailing list.

8 Responses to "retrieve yahoo mail using versamail" (Leave A Comment)

modster says
January 10, 2008 at 8:46 AM

Thank you very much!! it worked perfect now i can see my email when im out on the road :)

Support Product says
September 27, 2008 at 4:20 PM

please tell me i can't setup in my treo 650 with versa mail what version you use ?

Anonymous says
January 12, 2009 at 12:19 PM

i have a treo 755p. i tried doin this procedure. it worked for the outgoing part, but i cant get any incoming mail. Do u know what i could do for this?

Anonymous says
May 5, 2009 at 4:10 PM

my phone is treo 650 i configured all tha step but it wont work the message un able to establish ppp connection. pls help

Anonymous says
May 28, 2009 at 4:03 PM

This worked very well on my treo 680. Thank you very much!!!

Anonymous says
June 16, 2009 at 9:28 AM

Thanks dude, this worked out pretty well for me. Thinking of getting a palm pre soon... think it'll work also?

Anonymous says
June 24, 2009 at 5:31 AM

These were perfect instructions!!!! I'm no where near an I.T. person, but these instructions can't get screwed up! Thanks for taking the time to post them!!!!!

Alex P-T says
October 12, 2009 at 4:21 AM

Excellent tips. I nearly gave up on this until I found your page. Note, you don't have to be in Asia to use these tips!