There are several posts on the net, some claiming that Yahoo IMAP access is supported only for mobile devices; some claiming that it actually works even for desktop clients including Outlook 2003 but not officially supported.
I want to know is there any harm in configuring Outlook 2003 to download mail from my Yahoo Small Business Email account (Paid Account)? When Yahoo says it is not supported, is there any risk of messages getting deleted (either from the web server or from Outlook), or any other risk / bug. I have several thousands of mails and many of them are in custom folders. I want to retain 1 copy of the mail in server, and I want to download all mails into Outlook 2003 from Inbox, all custom folders, Spam, Sent Mail folders, etc.
If you can suggest me a solution using Outlook 2003, it will be great. Otherwise I do not mind upgrading to Outlook 2007. Please note I am not particular about IMAP, but my requirement is to download all mails from all folders while keeping a copy on the server, and ensure no glitches which can accidentally delete any mail without my knowledge. However, I am not willing to buy any 3rd party app (like YPOP or IzyMail).
Thanks a lot.