FetchYahoo is a Perl script that downloads mail from a Yahoo!
account to a local mail spool. It is meant to replace fetchmail
for people using Yahoo! mail since Yahoo!'s POP service
no longer free. It downloads messages to a local mail spool,
including all parts and attachments. It then deletes messages unless
requested not to. It can also optionally forward messages to a specified e-mail
address and repeat with a given interval.
Known issue: Users must uncheck "Turn on SSL" in Yahoo! Mail Options
If you want to be notified when new versions are released, you can join the
fetchyahoo-announce mailing list here.
Related Links - Other Versions/programs (untested and unsupported)
POP3 for Yahoo Mail gives a set of instructions which claim to enable POP3 access to Yahoo Mail for regular accounts and is
reported to work (as of 9/22/09).
- YahooPOPs! is a Windows based utility which does
something similar to FetchYahoo program. The application works as a POP3 emulator to download emails
from Yahoo and make it available via POP. A *nix port is in progress. I have heard good things about this program !
- Hotmail users can try gotmail which does the same thing as FetchYahoo for Hotmail webmail.
- SendYmail is a perl script
to send mail via the Yahoo server. It is designed to be a dropin replacement
- MrPostman is a free software
initiative which uses java to download mail from several webmail providers
(Yahoo, Hotmail, Mail.com and Another) and makes it available using a POP
- Mechanoid is a programmatic
Python browser, which includes a script to send Yahoo Mail.
- Yahoo Mail Sucker (YoSucker) is a Perl script that does almost the same thing as FetchYahoo (and in almost the same way). The feature-set, usage and style of coding are slightly different.
- Windows users can also try out
web2pop which does the same thing as MrPostman above but
natively for Windows. Unfortunately the program costs $20 US.
- This version sets up a POP server on the
computer so that it can be used with any mail client supporting POP fetching
(most windows clients). I am still not sure whether I want to do this in the
main version and if I do, in what form. Credit to Murtaza Nooruddin for this.
This is from a very early version of FetchYahoo and is very broken.
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