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I am unable to configure my account to Thunderbird. When I try to configure it it shows that

Thunderbird fails to find settings for your email account.

Can anyone help?

But I am able to configure an account.

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As it stands it is hard to tell what you are doing. Please either edit your post to make it a lot cleared and/or more generic. – Hennes Feb 7 '13 at 18:05
@Hennes i tried to create as normal way.create new account -> from there i entered name,email,passwd.->continue. For gmail account it workd and account created.But for account this error occurd. – Sjk Feb 8 '13 at 5:47
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Yahoo Mail doesn't offer POP/IMAP access for you to connect using an email client like Thunderbird - at least not unless you use Yahoo Mail Plus.

If you are using Yahoo Mail Plus, these settings should help:

Incoming mail server settings

  • POP server:
  • Use SSL Port: 995

Outgoing mail server (SMTP) settings

  • SMTP server:
  • Use SSL
  • Port: 465

Use authentication

  • Account Name/Login Name: Your Yahoo! Mail ID (your email address without the "", for example, “jo.bloggs”)
  • Email Address: Your Yahoo! Mail address (for example,
  • Password: Your Yahoo! Mail password

If you don't have Yahoo Mail Plus, then you can't use an email client.

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i dnt have yahoo mail plus. so that means i cnt configure account? anyway thnkz – Sjk Feb 8 '13 at 15:44

I do not think that Yahoo Mail Plus is required. I have been using Thunderbird with Yahoo for years and never paid anything.

My problem is that Thunderbird crashed due to my external hard drive becoming Read-Only and when I moved my profile to another hard drive I could no longer get Thunderbird to connect to

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This does not appear to answer the question. – AthomSfere May 30 '14 at 11:20

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