POP3 mail servers are a good alternative if you don’t want to be tied to your web browser to read your e-mails. By using a POP3 server, you can use an external program such as Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird to access your inbox and work with your mails. Not all e-mail providers offer POP3 support, and from those who do, some offer it as a paid service.
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Yahoo! offers POP3 access as an additional feature, included in its Yahoo! Mail Plus plan, a paid mail service. However, free POP3 access is provided for India, Singapore, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. The POP3 settings for the free version are pop.mail.yahoo.com using port 110 and smtp.mail.yahoo.com on port 25 for outgoing mail. Yahoo! Mail Plus uses plus.pop.mail.yahoo.com on port 995 and plus.smtp.mail.yahoo.com on port 465 for outgoing mail. The Plus mail plan includes SSL connections.
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