Subject: Re: fetchyahoo and
To: Soren Jacobsen <>
From: Dave <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/26/2003 19:47:43
On Sat, 26 Jul 2003, Soren Jacobsen wrote:

> On 07/26 22:53, David Laight wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 26, 2003 at 01:39:30PM -0700, Dave wrote:
> > > 
> > > I was thinking of creating a package for fetchyahoo (fetchmail for yahoo
> > > mail) a couple weeks ago.  At the time I thought (its home)
> > > was just down for maintainence.  It's still down.  Does anyone know what's
> > > wrong there?
> > 
> > Maybe yahoo got it closed down.
> > After all don't they make money from all the adverts, so using anything
> > like fetchyahoo would be outside the terms and conditions of the
> > 'service' they offer.
> If that is the case, debian mirrors it, so you can set MASTER_SITE
> appropriately.

While the apparent demise of is a concern, I'm also concerned
about updates to this program.  The nature of fetchyahoo is such that it
must be updated whenever Yahoo does changes something.  Sometime about a
week or so ago it started throwing up a popup asking if you really want to
delete all the messages selected.

David Griffith