I intend to add my Yahoo Mail account as a pop3 account to my old Gmail.

In GMail > Settings > Accounts & Import > Add a POP3 mail account you own. I mentionned my Yahoo account settings but I got the following error message :

Server denied POP3 access for the given username and password.
Server returned error: "[AUTH] Access to this service is not permitted." 

Any idea ? Why it is not permitted ? is Google & Yahoo not permitting stuffs like that anymore ?

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Yahoo doesn't allow for POP access without their premium services. They do however offer it if you sign up for Yahoo Plus services.

Yahoo! Mail Plus

  • If you live in certain countries and time zones outside the US, there are yahoo mail versions that allow POP email. Dec 11, 2012 at 21:50

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