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inGearX
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help - keeping Yahoo! emails as unread but let gmail POP3?

my moms gmail account accesses her Yahoo! via POP3 and takes messages...

so they all are reported as read in Yahoo!

is there any way to keep the as unread?

I couldn't find any option - but maybe I missed something...

please advise...

thank you...


cdru
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Nothing in the POP protocol specifies read/unread. It's Yahoo that flags a message as read when it has been pulled down by a POP connection.

As a work around, you could setup an autoforward that sends a COPY of the message to her gmail account, or a 3rd email account which is then checked/downloaded from, leaving the original Yahoo account untouched.


cowboyro
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Shelton, CT
reply to inGearX
Technically they are read once they get pulled by the POP client..
Why in the world would someone use both options?


cdru
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said by cowboyro:

Why in the world would someone use both options?

Once upon a time when I elected to receive work emails on my person phone, I liked to quickly preview emails while I was not in the office, but then go through them individually when I was back in the office. Seeing if they were read or unread at the office was convenient even if I really had read them out of the office.

That's a little different then in this circumstance, but I could see some usefulness.


inGearX
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said by cowboyro:

Technically they are read once they get pulled by the POP client..
Why in the world would someone use both options?

there is a VERY good reason

my mom was traveling to Thailand and was going to use (and used) internet Cafe's which could have keyloggers and etc etc...

so I did not want her to lose her@yahoo.com account when it's hacked etc...

so I created a temorary@gmail.com and upgraded her Yahoo! to Yahoo! Mail Plus to be able to get email from it via POP3

so while she was away she was using the temorary@gmail.com that could be compromised and lost and it's no problem...

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but I did not know / find an option to forward all mail - back then - maybe it was a feature of Yahoo! Mail Plus back then - a year ago = good I will not need to pay for Yahoo! Mail Plus for next year and save $20 a year...

hmmm per this looks like Forwarding is part of Yahoo! Mail Plus

so I still will need to pay $20 a year