Saturday, 23 July 2016

How to Use Yahoo Messenger Via An Online Service

Yahoo messenger is one of the oldest and the first on the web instant messaging services. Launched in 1999 it was estimated to have more than 94 million active users who used to exchange messages. All you have to do is download the yahoo messenger on your computer and sign in using your user id and password.

How to use yahoo messenger via an online service:

  • Visit yahoo messenger and click on “download now”.
  • Once the yahoo messenger has been downloaded, install the software on your computer keeping in mind your operating system.
  • If you have a yahoo mail account, good. If not, then sign up for a yahoo mail account. Follow all the steps as asked for, click to accept the terms service and privacy policy and your account is ready to be used.
  • Go to the yahoo login page and click on the smiling yellow yahoo in the upper right corner of the screen. You will be directed to a sign in screen. Here enter your login id and password to sign in to the yahoo messenger and from here keep in touch with your near and dear ones.
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How to Enable SSL in Yahoo Mail

Though the internet is one of the most useful things to have at your disposal at all times, but then it exposes you to a lot of privacy and theft related issues. When talking about yahoo it has this major security flaw where it did not encrypt any of your email sessions. But in 2012-13, yahoo came up with the DIY SSL where the user can himself go to the settings and turn on the SSL feature on their own.

In order to enable the SSL feature in yahoo, you must follow below mentioned steps:

  • Login to your yahoo mail account using your yahoo mail username and password.
  • In your yahoo mail account, click on the gear icon.
  • In the drop down bar click on “Mail Options”.
  • From here go to the “General tab” > “Advanced Settings”.
  • Turn on the SSL feature by checking the box next to “Turn on SSL”.
  • Click on the “Save” button to save changes. 

Friday, 15 July 2016

How To Configure Yahoo Mail In Outlook

This guide will help you to configure your yahoo mail in outlook (2007, 2013, 2016). Emails sent to your yahoo account can be read using MS Outlook. But your yahoo account will require a paid subscription with mail forwarding support and POP3 access to avail this service. Your yahoo account will be needed to configured a bit to set it up for Outlook. The settings applied will have to be tested to check if there is any information missing or incorrect. So this post will guide you to configure your yahoo mail in outlook (2007, 2013, 2016).

1. Open MS Outlook on your system.
2. Click ‘Next’ on the get started page. It will ask you ‘Do you want to set up Outlook to connect to an email account?’. Select ‘Yes’ and click ‘Next’.
3. Fill in your details and click on ‘Next’.
4. The outlook will take several minutes to configure your account.
5. Tick the check box ‘Change account settings’ given below. Click on ‘Next’.
6. From the ‘Choose service’ dialogue box, select ‘POP or IMAP’. Click ‘Next’.
7. On the next page, click on ‘More settings’ given on the lower right corner of the page.
8. Open the ‘Outgoing server’ tab from the top panel.
9. Tick the check box, ‘My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication’. Select ‘Use same settings as my incoming mail server’.
10. Go to the ‘Advanced’ tab from the top panel. Tick the check box against ‘This server requires encrypted connection (SSL)’.
11.  Select ‘TLS’ from the drop down menu given against ‘Use the following type of encrypted connection’.
12.  Untick the check box given against ‘Remove from server after x days’.
13.  Save the settings. Click on ‘Next’. Your outlook will test your settings. Click on ‘Finish’ when the test is done.
14.  Your Yahoo will be configured.

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