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Where can I download Yahoo IMAP Connector?
You can get it here
What are the System Requirements for Yahoo IMAP Connector?
Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7.
Processor: 700Mhz or higher
System Memory: 128MB or greater
Hard Disk Space: 20MB
An email client program, such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, Eudora, etc...


How do I register Yahoo IMAP Connector?

When you first start it up, it will ask you if you want to register it. Follow the instructions on screen to do so.

Or, you can click here to purchase Yahoo IMAP Connector, and a registration code will be sent to you. You can then enter this code when Yahoo IMAP Connector prompts you to do so.

When will I receive my registration code?
You will typically receive an email within 5 minutes with the registration code. Note that during times of high activity, this may take up to 24 hours. The email will be sent to the email address you supplied when purchasing Yahoo IMAP Connector. Also, after purchasing the software, you will be immediately redirected back to our website where your registration code will be provided right away.
How much does it cost to register Yahoo IMAP Connector?
It costs $9.95 USD for one user license, which allows you to use it on 1 computer.
Volume discounts are available. For more information, contact for the latest pricing.

Trial Functionality

How long does the trial period last?

15 days

What functionality is supported in trial mode?

Full functionality is supported - no features are disabled during the trial.


How do I start Yahoo IMAP Connector?

Once Yahoo IMAP Connector has been installed, it will launch automatically when you login to your computer, asssuming you didn't disable this option during installation.

Or, you can start it manually from its desktop shortcut (look for 'Yahoo IMAP Connector' on your desktop), or from the Start Menu at (Start > Programs > Yahoo IMAP Connector > Yahoo IMAP Connector)

Importantly, if you want to check your Yahoo! email from your desktop email client, you need Yahoo IMAP Connector to be running on your machine.

How do I check my Yahoo! email from my desktop client?
Follow these steps:
  1. Make sure Yahoo IMAP Connector is installed on your computer.
  2. Make sure Yahoo IMAP Connector is running on your computer. Look for its icon in the lower right corner of the screen (a.k.a. 'tray icon').
  3. Start up your email client
  4. Make sure your email client is configured to use Yahoo IMAP Connector for sending/receiving your Yahoo! email.
  5. Check your email using your email client as you normally would. You may have to perform a manual 'send/receive' by pressing F5 or F9, or selecting 'send/receive' from the menu of your email client.
Problems getting your email with Yahoo IMAP Connector
Here are some tips if you are having problems getting email with Yahoo IMAP Connector:
  • Make sure Yahoo IMAP Connector is installed and running on your computer.
  • Make sure your email client is configured to use Yahoo IMAP Connector for sending/receiving your Yahoo! email.
  • Make sure your computer is connected to the internet.
  • Check if your ISP blocks TCP port 143 outgoing (very unlikely). If so, you won't be able to use Yahoo IMAP Connector, or any IMAP email client.
How do I get updates for the software?

When you start Yahoo IMAP Connector, it will periodically check for updates (assuming you kept the default choices in the installer). Or, you can also check for updates manually by going to Start > Programs > Yahoo IMAP Connector > Get Updates.

How do I view the Help while using the program?

On the main screen, you will see a blue question mark (?) icon in the lower right corner. Click on this to bring up the help system. Or, you can also press the "F1" key at any screen, or use the (?) box at the top right of the screen.

How to I setup my Apple IPod/other networked computer to use Yahoo IMAP connector?

Because Yahoo IMAP Connector simply provides an interface to the Yahoo! email servers, you can setup your other computers/devices on your home network to use it. Once it is installed on a particular windows computer, make sure that TCP Port 27143 is allowed through the firewall (or you allow the program "C:\Program Files\Bravura\Yahoo IMAP Connector\YahooImap.exe" through your firewall).

Then, simply configure your other computer to check for email using the generic instructions here, but use the IP Address of your computer on which Yahoo IMAP Connector is installed (or network host name), instead of ''.

You can use this to give your Apple IPod, Apple IMac or any other computer on your network access to your Yahoo! email.