Unable to login in to Yahoo Mail

  s99Raj 18:29 17 Oct 2008

Don't know if this is the right place to ask but I can't log in to my Yahoo Mail.

I've done nothing significant with my computer since it's happened and it's been like this for days.

I can log into the account on a friends computer, but with mine, the Firefox inidcator button just goes round and round for ages. No other website is affected.

I've tried CCleaner and also turned off my firewall.

Anyone know what else I can try?

  MarvintheAndroid 18:41 17 Oct 2008

Try clearing out your cookies.


  s99Raj 18:43 17 Oct 2008

DOne that.

In fact, I've just looked up places like this :

click here

Maybe that explains it.

  sajeev 18:56 17 Oct 2008

Had the same problem and solved it in a round about way (temporarily I hope).
Installed Google Chrome. Made Yahoo my home page. Then accessed mail without difficulty.
Good luck

  MarvintheAndroid 19:00 17 Oct 2008

Are you going in from a shortcut ? Try going to Yahoo mail manually, and see if you can log in that way. Worked for a friend of mine.

click here


  s99Raj 19:04 17 Oct 2008

No, MarvintheAndroid, I'm not working from a shortcut - even going directly to the Yahoo website has no effect.

The Google Chrome method doesn't work for me either.

  MarvintheAndroid 19:06 17 Oct 2008

Try going in using internet explorer instead of firefox.


  s99Raj 19:14 17 Oct 2008

Tried IE7 too - same problem - can't log in.

  MarvintheAndroid 19:20 17 Oct 2008

You could try setting up Outlook Express to collect your Yahoo mail using POP. At least you would get your mail.

Beyond that, no more suggestions I'm afraid.


  s99Raj 19:24 17 Oct 2008

Don't know how to configure Outlook Express to collect the Yahoo mail. It's already configured for VirginMedia. Do I have to delete this?

What settings will I need?

  MarvintheAndroid 19:30 17 Oct 2008

No you don't have to delete, you can set up a new "account" alongside your Virgin one.

The following nicked off tinternet ....


If you want to use Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird or other third party email clients to view your (Yahoo!) email you have 2 options.
Subscribe to mail plus:
click here...

or download and install YPOPS
click here

then follow the directions for your version of outlook here,

click here...

If you have trouble with set up, check the YPOPS installation page for alternate set up instructions.

click here
Click on YPOPS link on the left.
Then Click on Configuring email clients towards the bottom.
Choose the appropriate link for your mail client.



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