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Thunderbird failed to find the settings of your email account

After having trouble setting up, I went ahead and created a brand new, basic yahoo email account. So what's the problem here. Why does it keep telling me that it can't find the settings and that my username or password are wrong, when they are not. I just installed Firefox and Thunderbird yesterday, and I am about to scrap the whole thing and tell everyone how much it sucks if I dont get an answer here soon.
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  • Depending on where you are in the world, your yahoo account may not be accessible to any "normal" email client such as TB. Yahoo tends to prefer to be accessed via their web portal. In some territories, when Yahoo act as the email provider for someone else (as they do for BT here in the UK) then pop3 and/or imap access may be available. Elsewhere, you generally have to pay for a "premium" account to enjoy this privilege.

    I don't think you have a problem with TB here, but with your email service.

    Have you tried it with another email client (to test my theory that it's yahoo to blame)? Or googlemail or hotmail? Both of these work just fine with a regular email client such as TB.
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  • I’m still annoyed, less pissed
    One friend of mine reported that she is not having any such problem using her gmail account with TB. I prefer not to use gmail, and have several important yahoo/rocketmail accounts that I can't just dump.

    I am in the U.S.

    Thanks for your input. It is the most informed reply I have see thus far, for many people asking this same question.
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