Free Mail Client to Download Yahoo Mail Offline – No Pop3, Mail Plus

June 21st, 2009 b0ddu Posted in Email, Internet, Tips and Tricks 1 Comment »

Yahoo Mail doesn’t offer Free Pop3 or IMAP access for offline use or backup purpose. Only Yahoo Mail Plus users ( $19.99 yearly ) get POP access which can be configured in Microsoft Outlook, thunderbird etc. Zimbra Desktop is a free mail client from Yahoo that lets you download Yahoo email or any other into your computer.

Zimbra Desktop is a free offline client that lets you manage your various email accounts in one desktop tool. Zimbra Desktop is an open source application maintained by Yahoo. Some key features of this tool are

  • Email, contacts, calendar, and documents all in one application
  • Syncs Zimbra, Yahoo! Mail and Gmail email, contacts and calendars
  • Supports any POP or IMAP email plus Free Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo Mail Plus, Gmail, AOL, Microsoft Live Account, Hotmail, MS Exchange Acct and Zimbra Web Accts.
  • Works on Windows, Apple, or Linux desktop computers
  • Automatically save pictures to Flickr
  • No limit to the size of your email storage
  • It works online and offline

Get Zimbra Desktop free email and collaboration client

Zimbra Desktop Interface.

After you download and install Zimbra Desktop, follow below instructions to setup your mail account. From Zimbra Desktop Web User Manual. Zimbra is kinda slow to load.

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Working Hotmail POP3 server settings for iPhone, Blackberry including Windows Live, MSN

February 1st, 2009 b0ddu Posted in Email, Tips and Tricks 6 Comments »

Finally, the wait is over for all the people who have been waiting for Microsoft to support MSN Hotmail Logo POP3 for its email services at live.com, hotmail.com, msn.com . Previously this was only available for Hotmail Plus members for annual fee. Now, anyone can easily add Hotmail to your Windows Mobile phone, iPhone, or BlackBerry with these settings. Use the below Hotmail POP3 configuration.

POP server: pop3.live.com (Port 995)  
POP SSL required? Yes
User name: Your Windows Live ID, for example yourname@hotmail.com
Password: The password you usually use to sign in to Hotmail or Windows Live
SMTP server: smtp.live.com (Port 25)  
Authentication required? Yes (this matches your POP username and password)
TLS/SSL required? Yes


Australia.edu – free .edu email account

September 20th, 2008 b0ddu Posted in Email, Free, Tips and Tricks 2 Comments »

Free .edu email accounts Australia’s education site ( Australia.edu ) is offering free .edu emails service powered by Google Apps. This site does not belong to any educational institution, this provides resources, articles, research, domestic and international student course listings. 

A .edu email has a lot of benefits. You can signup for many offers only available to students like Microsoft Ultimate Steal ( Office Ultimate 2007 ) for just $60. 

Note : You need a valid email to authenticate it. This takes little long to work. Mine was working 1 hour after applying.

Signup for a free .edu account


Secure the Gmail connection always

July 24th, 2008 b0ddu Posted in Email, Internet No Comments »

Gmail uses the https ( secure ) connection only for while authenticating the username and password. This way, the email messages are not secure and can be read by a hacker by using a freely available packet sniffing program.

Google is now rolling out this new option to make Gmail always use secure connection. The only drawback is it might slow down the mail, but with the new faster Internet connections, it shouldn’t be an issue. This new option should come up in Setting menu.

     Secure Gmail

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Now, you know if your Gmail password is hacked

July 8th, 2008 b0ddu Posted in Email No Comments »

Have you ever felt that somebody had access to your Gmail account though some gmail hack tool? Google has introduced a new feature ‘tracking open sessions’ which will let you know the current number of sessions open for Gmail account.

You can also see the recent session activity, which helps you find the date time of previous session, IP from where request was placed . All this information can help you find more about the person who hacked into your gmail account. If you feel somebody is using your account, Sign out all other sessions and change your password immediately.

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