Your Yahoo Webmail Will No Longer Be Imported using POP - What It Means
We understand there have been a few questions regarding the notifications you have been seeing regarding how your email will be imported from 3rd party email providers to your Yahoo Webmail. Not to worry, your email address will remain active, that will not change. What will change is how email are retrieved from other email providers such as Gmail, Hotmail, or AOL email to your Yahooo Webmail account. Instead of using POP protocol, our members will need to use IMAP protocol. The key thing to know about the Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) is that it lets you view your email folders the same way on any device, as it’s all synchronized from a central server. With IMAP your inbox, sent, and customized folders look alike, and have the same content, whether you’re checking mail on your phone, tablet, or PC. This is more in line with how our customers use multiple devices to view content and keeps synchronized across all devices you use for viewing your email using Yahoo Webmail or Yahoo Mail app. You can read more about it here.
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***Edited to correct some confused statements and we thank the AT&T community for highlighting the issue.