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Hi there,

I'm trying for ages :x to start reading my emails with YAM.

My email count is on yahoo.fr. In the config window of YAM, I enter the pop ans smtp servers as Yahoo told me. I installed AmiSSL v1, with 2 assigns amissl: pointed to amissl directory and libs; pointed to amissl:libs. I have also decompacted the glue files (may be not necessary here, but it doesn't mind) in libs.

When I tried to connect, I had the message : the server is not opened or don't recognise TSL1/SSL3.

Then I tested a new email (at ifrance.com with server pop of course), I had the same results except that I don't use AmiSSL in the pop preferences, I could connect.

So, I have two questions : -if i don't use amissl, the transfer is not secured, right ? -anyone here has succeded to connect to yahoo mail with Amissl ?

Thanks for your help

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  • Message #292

    I'm trying for ages :x to start reading my emails with YAM.

    Wow, it should really not take you ages to get your emails with POP3 and SSL... :)

    My email count is on yahoo.fr. In the config window of YAM, I enter the pop ans smtp servers as Yahoo told me. I installed AmiSSL v1, with 2 assigns amissl: pointed to amissl directory and libs; pointed to amissl:libs. I have also decompacted the glue files (may be not necessary here, but it doesn't mind) in libs.

    When I tried to connect, I had the message : the server is not opened or don't recognise TSL1/SSL3.

    Then I tested a new email (at ifrance.com with server pop of course), I had the same results except that I don't use AmiSSL in the pop preferences, I could connect.

    So, I have two questions : -if i don't use amissl, the transfer is not secured, right ? -anyone here has succeded to connect to yahoo mail with Amissl ?

    First of all, to get SSL working correctly for receiving and sending emails you have to make sure wheter the servers you are connecting to do really support SSL/TLS and which protocol they support, because YAM supports either receiving emails via a SSLv3 connection which means it directly connects to Port 995 to a server via a SSL connection right from the start. Or you can select "STLS" which means the POP3 server supports the STLS command set for initiating a TLS connection on the standard port 110. So please check the documentation of your provider (yahoo.fr) on SSL connections. Are you sure they are supporting this? To which server are you exactly connecting, because if you mention it here I can check for you which settings in YAM you have to enable/disable.

    About your two questions. If you do not use AmiSSL, it is correct that the transfer (either POP3 or SMTP) is not done with a secure connection. Every password exchange and the raw transfer of a mail content is done in plain text, which means that someon could read your sensible data if he has access to a server on which your mails are passed through. But often securing the raw data of a mail is not always required, so you might consider using just "APOP" which secures only the password authentication in YAM which is often what people want to secure.

    So please check your yahoo.fr documentation on how to retrieve/sent emails via yahoo.fr and if they support SSL transfers/connections, please check which method (SSL or TLS) they do support and which port you have to use to make your connections. And if you need more help, just let me know the exact server to which you want to grab mail from or sent mail to and I might check from here which settings you have to select in YAM.

    cheers, jens

  • Message #293

    Hi Jens,

    Thanks for your answer. I will give you all the informations I have.

    They use SSL connections (but I don't know the port number if any), the names of the servers are pop.mail.yahoo.fr and smtp.mail.yahoo.fr They use SMTP authenfication.

    Hint : for the moment, I don't use any pop or smtp from my provider (tele2.fr) beacuse of problems connexion to their registration site.

    That's all, folks as a rabbit used to say...

    If you can test all this stuff, I will be in an ETERNAL GRATITUDE :wink:

    Cheers, Jesus

  • Message #294

    Hi Jens,

    Thanks for your answer. I will give you all the informations I have.

    They use SSL connections (but I don't know the port number if any), the names of the servers are pop.mail.yahoo.fr and smtp.mail.yahoo.fr They use SMTP authenfication.

    Sorry Jesus, but after some tests I don't see any SSL/TLS capabilities for either the POP3 server pop.mail.yahoo.fr running at port 110 or even the SMTP server smtp.mail.yahoo.fr at Port 25. All I can see is that the smtp supports SMTP-AUTH methods, but also just the LOGIN and PLAIN ones which are not secure over a normal plain connection.

    So please check with the documentation of yahoo.fr again if they really support SSL/TLS for either POP3 and/or SMTP. The above two servers definitly doesn't provide any SSL capabilities.

  • Message #295

    I beg pardon, Master. They don't use SSL/TLS except when you use your credit card number to pay some extra services...

    My problem was resolved. they sent me the "good" link (I had tried a lot of time with no success before) to register to their service Yahoo Direct necessary to have the POP.

    Thanks a lot for your help.

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