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I'm trying to help resolve a Mac Mail issue:
The user's Yahoo! account works on the web.  Can sign into Yahoo! mail that way.
However, on their MacBook Pro OSX 10.6... it behaves differently.  Doesn't work.  This occurred just very recently after it working for a long time.
I removed all of the mail accounts on the computer and started over (I think) using the exact same username / email address and password (enough times to prove there were no typos) and the problem remains.  
The error message is something like: "can't connect to the server"

How to fix?  This is a new one for me!
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by:serialband
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Are you setting the correct ports and the correct, full email account?

http://email.about.com/od/macosxmailtips/qt/et_free_yahoo.htm
http://www.pop2imap.com/yahoo_thunderbird.php
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by:Fred Marshall
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Yes and yes.
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Yahoo recently changed their email, disabling port forwarding. They supposedly are trying to revert that change.
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/yahoo-says-working-bring-back-auto-forwarding-feature-011647731--finance.html
Given that they recently changed something fundamental, maybe this is related.
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by:Fred Marshall
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I can't say that's it but the same thing happened to me with a new Yahoo mail account .. iphone vs. Windows PC.
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by:Fred Marshall
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Thanks
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