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landie57
Aspiring Expert
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Message 11 of 20

Re: POP3 no longer marks emails as read - YAHOO change

Keith thanks but I do not want another e mail account, I want BT to return the service I am paying for back to how it was. If they had the courtesy to tell customers in advance it would help, but it seems customer care is a low prioity.

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landie57
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Message 12 of 20

Re: POP3 no longer marks emails as read - YAHOO change

Well after problems earlier today with outlook not connecting to server, I deleted and then re-entered all details for e mail account in outlook. It then downloaded the entire inbox from the web but everything that has downloaded is no longer shown in bold in web mail. Something strange is going on.

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Andy_N
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Message 13 of 20

Re: POP3 no longer marks emails as read - YAHOO change


@principia wrote:

Hi


 

Yahoo has changed their POP3 server - see https://forums.yahoo.net/t5/Sending-and-receiving/Pop-access-no-longer-marks-messages-as-read-on-yah... - and no longer supports the previous behaviour. Yahoo's answer is "hard luck" we might change if we feel like it.

 

 

Thanks


Hi.

 

Thanks for finding that forum thread, which includes an interesting post from someone saying that downloading of spam was also stopped.

 

Unless that person is also a member of this forum, that indicates that the problem (spam folder download) highlighted in another thread is a Yahoo! change affecting ISP partners.

 

It seems like IMAP is probably going to be the best solution (and frankly is the solution) to the "mark as read" issue.

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Cappuccino24
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Message 14 of 20

Re: POP3 no longer marks emails as read - YAHOO change

Having the same issue. I've been using Outlook with BT email for about 15 years and it has always marked emails as read when they have been downloaded, suddenly the last couple of weeks it hasn't. Just odd as it has never worked like this before.

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Cappuccino24
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Message 15 of 20

Re: POP3 no longer marks emails as read - YAHOO change

Ah sorry I've just seen the Yahoo thread above. Shame that they have changed this as it's just making things confusing when it has worked for such a long time. Have just voted anyway.

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tmpogeorge
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Message 16 of 20

Re: POP3 no longer marks emails as read - YAHOO change

This is all the more reason why BT should get those of us still on Yahoo onto the BT mail system.It is nonsensical for BT customers to be frustrated in this way and it is only one of the issues that I have with Yahoo mail not working as it used to. I am seriously considering whether I should stay with BT at the moment. 

Datchman
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Message 17 of 20

Re: POP3 no longer marks emails as read - YAHOO change

I entirely agree with landie57's view - this change just shows a **bleep**-minded lack of consideration by Yahoo/BT and is completely unnecessary - I too  "want BT to return the service I am paying for back to how it was. If they had the courtesy to tell customers in advance it would help, but it seems customer care is a low priority."

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DJG_Shef
Aspiring Contributor
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Message 18 of 20

Re: POP3 no longer marks emails as read - YAHOO change

I have found that Windows 10 Mail (the mail programme built in to Windows 10) syncs with mail on the web-based BT Yahoo page. This means when I mark as read or delete in Mail, it syncs this with the BT Yahoo server which will also show as read or deleted. Gmail doesn't seem able to do this however.

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tmpogeorge
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Message 19 of 20

Re: POP3 no longer marks emails as read - YAHOO change

Is that becasue WIndows 10 mail sets up with IMAP and not POP3?

gg30340
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Message 20 of 20

Re: POP3 no longer marks emails as read - YAHOO change


@DJG_Shef wrote:

I have found that Windows 10 Mail (the mail programme built in to Windows 10) syncs with mail on the web-based BT Yahoo page. This means when I mark as read or delete in Mail, it syncs this with the BT Yahoo server which will also show as read or deleted. Gmail doesn't seem able to do this however.


If you set gmail up manually and set it as an IMAP account and not a POP3 account it will sync across your devices.

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