There’s no direct way to use Apple’s Mail app for your free Yahoo! Mail. You’d need a paid Yahoo! Mail Plus account to get through that “Create New Account" screen. Sure, you can sign up with Gmail (it’s free), and that’s a good alternative, or have a MobileMe account (free for 60 days), but if you REALLY want that free Yahoo! Mail account because you’ve wrapped your whole entire digital life on it, I've got your back! Luckily, there is a way to POP your way for cheapskates and stubborn Yahoo users like I.
Just like a recipe, you’ll need the following:
- A free Gmail account
- A free Yahoo! Mail account
- A Terminal code
Don’t be daunted. Following this guide should help you get through.
First off, sign up for a Gmail account if you don’t already have one. For those who want to avoid having multiple accounts, we can set Gmail to auto-forward whatever it receives to your Yahoo! email account, which will be discussed more later.
We need the Gmail account to be able to send outgoing mails. Unfortunately, our free Yahoo! Mail accounts won’t allow us to send mail out using Apple's Mail program.
I’m sure you already have a free Yahoo! Mail. That’s why you’re reading this article! We'll need the login details for your Yahoo! account to set up the account in Apple’s Mail.
Download, install, and update MacFreePOPs. The link can be found via Apple’s downloads section. It will handle forwarding your emails from Yahoo! to your Apple Mail.