How I can configure my Yahoo! and Hotmail account to use IMAP?

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Yahoo! Mail does have IMAP at imap.mail.yahoo.com, but you have to send a nonstandard command pre-login, namely ID ("GUID" "1"). There are some modified clients available to do this, you can find some here.

Hotmail does not have IMAP, but does have POP3 available at pop3.live.com.


Neither Hotmail nor Yahoo! Mail provide IMAP service.

Hotmail does have POP3 at pop3.live.com (over SSL on standard POP3/SSL port), but it is very limited in comparison to IMAP.

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