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There used to be a sanctioned application which was similar to Google's Gmail Notifier, but it seems to have disappeared into the ether.

I have also had no success finding a Dashboard widget for this purpose, even though it would be less convenient.

So, is there a "Yahoo Mail Notifier" app for the Mac?

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Do you use Adium? It has an option to turn on Yahoo Mail Notifications. – Think Floyd Aug 24 '09 at 3:32
Nope, don't use Adium. – Abraham Vegh Aug 24 '09 at 15:17

Yahoo IM seem to do some of what you want. It displays the number of unread messages in your account.

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Yahoo Widgets has a widget that allows the checking of Yahoo mail and various others. It works nicely on Mac and Windows.

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I'm looking for something Mac-native or a Dashboard widget - Yahoo Widgets (a.k.a Konfabulator) is not what I'm looking for. – Abraham Vegh Aug 23 '09 at 11:36

You could try Mail Checker; it's a Dashboard widget that can check both Gmail and Yahoo accounts.

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Yahoo breaks this because it doesn't send a User-Agent, so it assumes you're using an incompatible browser, and breaks the authentication flow. In short, this doesn't work. – Abraham Vegh Aug 23 '09 at 11:34
Sorry, I haven't used it lately. The last time I used it, it was working ok. – alex Aug 24 '09 at 6:22

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