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Jun 29, 2012, 11:17 AM
 
Using Firefox to go to my yahoo mail account I repeatedly get a message bar telling me I need plugin(s). I click the button to get the plugin(s) and it says none are found. The next time it's the same thing over again. Does anyone know what plugin(s) I need or a way to alter the settings so it won't look for it/them? Thanks.
     
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Jun 29, 2012, 11:22 AM
 
What happens when you try via Safari?

Also, why aren't you just using the Mail app?
     
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Jun 29, 2012, 11:34 AM
 
I have two yahoo emails so I have one in Safari and one in Firefox. I don't like the mail app. It isn't intuitive at least to me. Other than the plugin business the browser works well and easily.
     
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Jun 29, 2012, 04:34 PM
 
You could try Thunderbird, Mozilla's mail app. I've also found that Chrome is fairly lightweight and responsive.
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Jun 29, 2012, 04:36 PM
 
My wife gets the same plugin alert in Firefox when she goes to Gmail. As near as I can figure, it's the Flash plugin that needs updated.
Surprisingly, Google does use Flash in their Gmail interface, mostly for sounds.
     
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Jun 29, 2012, 06:13 PM
 
I tried Thunderbird. It won't work. It tells me the password is invalid even though the exact same pw works fine when direct through Safari to yahoo mail.
     
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Jun 29, 2012, 06:43 PM
 
i get the same message on more than half the sites i visit, even this one.
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Jun 29, 2012, 07:12 PM
 
You have to pay for Yahoo Mail Plus in order to use third-party clients to get Yahoo mail.
     
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Jun 29, 2012, 08:15 PM
 
I finally got an option to get flash and installed it. I don't know why it told me no plugin for a couple dozen times in a row and then said oh get flash but it seems to have worked.
     
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Jun 29, 2012, 08:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
You have to pay for Yahoo Mail Plus in order to use third-party clients to get Yahoo mail.
Not any more.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Jul 2, 2012, 06:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Not any more.
When did that change? In the past, it was true but there was a workaround...is it true POP and/or IMAP access or kludged access?
     
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Jul 3, 2012, 06:35 AM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Not any more.
You can GET Yahoo! mail with a POP3 client, but you still do have to pay to be able to SEND mail through a Yahoo! account with an email client.

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