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YMail0.4.3

30 April 2005

Menubar item checks Yahoo! mail.

Overview

YMail.app is a status bar program for Mac OS X Panther that periodically logs in to Yahoo! Mail and notifies the user of new emails.

YMail.app provides a stable, reliable way for Mac users to be notified of incoming Yahoo! mail. Nothing more, nothing less. Best of all, like your Mac, it just works. YMail.app is not affiliated with Yahoo!, Inc.

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Version 0.4.3: Tiger support

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33 Reviews of YMail

4.75
Anonymous
11 May 2004
Version: 0.1

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works for me just like the guy sez. got an item in the menubar that looks ok, could be a bit bigger icon. but, thanks. me like.
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5
Macpete
07 August 2007
Version: 0.4.3
I love this thing; still working great. My only thing: I wish it could check several accounts for me. I have several Yahoo mail accounts, so that would be an amazing timesaver - logging in and out, oi...
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Akrobat
03 May 2007
Version: 0.4.3
Any chance of an Intel version or UB?
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4.5
Anonymous
10 June 2005
Version: 0.4.3
I've loved the last few incarnations of this program, though I realize the trouble you've been having in coming up with an updated version for Tiger. A lot of my little apps and some of my games are having trouble adapting to Tiger. One change that I miss is the pop-up (the one that looks like the volume and brightness pop-ups) that comes up on the screen when you get new mail. The red Yahoo symbol is good, but sometimes I need that pop-up to catch my attention. Anyhow, I think it would be great if that were an option in the preferences. Still, a very good little program. One of my favorites.
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anony mouse :)
20 May 2005
Version: 0.4.3
I think this is awesome... one thing though... in the preferences i changed the time to check as every 1 minute... instead of the default 5 minutes. it still takes 5 minutes to check. how can i save the preference of 1 minute, and make that preference 'stick'? similarly, it then takes 5 minutes for the icon to go back to black (ie - until it checks again 5 minutes later, it thinks it has new mail, even if i've checked and deleted the mail on yahoo) thanks! (mac 10.3.8)
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Anonymous
20 May 2005
Version: 0.4.3
I like it a lot but it's curious though, if I click "error" it goes directly into the Inbox...but if I click "check now", it does nothing. Icon of "Y" remains the same constantly...so did Gmail Status but suddenly it kicked in with latest upgrade so there is hope for YMail....works great otherwise.
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3.75
Anonymous
18 May 2005
Version: 0.4.3
This is really cool but doesn't really change from he grey "Y" no matter how many new emails I get... I have Safari 1.3 but don't feel bad, Gmail Status on my Mac doesn't change from "X" either.
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Mike
30 April 2005
Version: 0.4.3
I like this - is there any chance of having this as a Dashboard widget?
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5
Anonymous
30 April 2005
Version: 0.4.3
0.4.2 didn't work for me in Tiger, 0.4.3 works GREAT! Thanks for making this free and useful app for those of us who are Yahoo mail users. Very cool!
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5
Anonymous
30 April 2005
Version: 0.4.3
Works great on 10.3.9
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Anonymous
23 April 2005
Version: 0.4.2
Same thing as below...doesn't work. Just a gray Y. Tried all differrent combos of settings in the prefs...same deal.
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4.25
Anonymous
09 March 2005
Version: 0.4.2
glad to finally get a version that works on 10.3.8. i love it.
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4.5
Anonymous
01 March 2005
Version: 0.4.2
Works very well on 10.3.7.
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Anonymous
25 January 2005
Version: 0.4.1
running 10.3.7 and it just doesn't work... is there a problem with .ca accounts??? tried everything... the Y remains GREY... very frustrating because this would be a good program if it worked...
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Anonymous
22 January 2005
Version: 0.4.1
Seems to be working just fine on my 10.3.7. I do wish you could use it to directly open Yahoo! Mail the way Gmail Status lets you go directly to Gmail. Otherwise I'm very happy with it.
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Anonymous
21 January 2005
Version: 0.4.1
. Didn't work for me in 10.3.7. Quit erasing my message fool. If you are embarrassed it doesn't work...fix it.
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Anonymous
21 January 2005
Version: 0.4.1
Oh, have to drag it to the dock in order for the app to open a preference pane and work from there. Not sure if it'll work, but I'm in testing mode. Since there's no documentation for the item, instructing one to do much of anything, other than the typical 'install' for Mac, would be helpful. Seems to quit from the menu bar once it finds something, or you check manually. Perhaps a browser quit will put it back up there. So far, a bit buggy, lacking install instructions (dock locate necessary), but an otherwise good idea.
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Anonymous
21 January 2005
Version: 0.4.1
running fine on 10.3.7 for me
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Anonymous
21 January 2005
Version: 0.4.1
Didn't work for me on 10.3.7, icon click does nothing.
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4.5
Anonymous
21 January 2005
Version: 0.4.1
Granted it did not work in the past, but works just fine now.
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Anonymous
21 January 2005
Version: 0.4
Surprise! Yet another little faceless app that is supposed to check the number of email messages--but does not work. Nothing happens when you click on the icon. I'm also currently using 10.3.7. Incidentally, I've never found a a little program like this that actually works and I've installed several, even across the range of 10.2-10.3 iterations of OSX that I've been using.
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Anonymous
20 January 2005
Version: 0.4
. It doesn't work for me. I'm on 10.3.7.
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2.5
Anonymous
20 January 2005
Version: 0.4
Does NOT work on my Mac OS X 10.3.7 The earlier version (0.3) atleast showed up as an icon on the menubar but constantly showed and error - this version does nothing at when double clicked - no icon in the menu bar nor any process in terminal. AM
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Anonymous
20 January 2005
Version: 0.4
MailTicker X do it cool for any pop mail server. http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/9166
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Anonymous
20 January 2005
Version: 0.4
ga! why u use yaho mail?!??! get a gmail its must better
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Anonymous
27 September 2004
Version: 0.3
Great for me because I don't like having my mail window sitting there all the time. It's about time Apple came up with a better mail notification system. I don't understand some people's comments though. don't you know you can set Yahoo pop mail preferences and get your maill automatically in Mail.app? Yes, even with a free account.
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4.75
Nichole
23 September 2004
Version: 0.3
I really love this app. I hate logging into internet based email (especially accounts one doesn't care about) only to find nothing in them and especially when you log in after forgetting for so long and you have a full box. This app takes the work out of it now. Only thing... could this run in 'Mail'? If so, my email world would finally be perfect and complete! (well, except for spam!!!!)
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Anonymous
19 August 2004
Version: 0.3
No longer works. This application worked great for the first few weeks I had it but now doesn't work at all. Constantly shows Error in the menu bar. My roommate, sister and my co-worker are all having the same experience with it. Please fix!! When it works, its great!!!!!
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5
Anonymous
14 July 2004
Version: 0.21
This is really great, and *exactly* what I've been looking for. I have had pop access on my yahoo account for a while now, largely so I could use similar (but far bigger and less elegant) programs. Terrific. Thanks very much!
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4.5
Anonymous
19 May 2004
Version: 0.2
I think the improvements from 0.1 to 0.2 are incredible - they hit upon all the things I'd hoped for. To me, 0.1 was a great idea but not useable - I didn't want sound, and detecting junk mail as real mail was just a turn off. Now I've got it set to turn on at boot up. Great app now!
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Eli Dourado
14 May 2004
Version: 0.1
Hey. I'm the lead (and so far only) developer of YMail. Thanks for the feedback. A few points. Security: Yes, it's insecure. Not only is the password passed to curl in clear text, it is stored on your computer in clear text. I hope to eliminate the latter problem by using the system keychain, but as I am relatively new to programming, that will take some effort on my part. It's on the list, though. That still doesn't fix the curl problem. Indeed, I'm not sure that it's even fixable. The program works (essentially) by logging into yahoo mail and searching the source code of the resulting page for the number of unread messages. There isn't really a way to do that without passing the password through as an argument. There are some open source libraries for accessing the yahoo messenger APIs that include an API for being notified about new mail, but that adds a layer of complexity that I probably can't handle on my own yet. I would like to add support for that in the future, though. If you know how to implement that, I encourage you to send me code! Checking inbox + bulk mail: I know this will be an inconvenience for some people. While some users might prefer to have the program just check the inbox, that would require a lot of code voodoo. Please feel free to play w/ it and send me a method for checking just the inbox (applescript OR obj-c, i'm not picky). In addition, if this were implemented, I would like to add it as an option. I personally like the program to check my bulk mail as well, as I don't really get a lot, and when I do get it, it's usually bills, my papa johns notice, etc. Stuff I want to see. However, I am certainly open-minded to implementing this feature. It's just not high on my list. Launching the browser: I hear what you're saying w/ regard to opening up the "correct" yahoo mail account. When the program launches the browser, it just sends it to mail.yahoo.com. If it were to log directly into your account, that would exacerbate the security problems listed above by including your password in clear text in your browser history. Trust me, you do not want this. Icons: It's on the list. They're ugly, I know. I just needed some placeholder icons for the 0.1 release. To tell you the truth, I was hoping someone would come along and send me some replacement icons. The current icons are 16x16 and jagged, and I need 22x22 and smooth. If you can help me out, I'd appreciate it. Next version: I've done a bit of clean-up work in making progress toward the next version. I've implemented a "Check Now" feature, as well as some error checking. For instance, if your internet connection is down, it will replace the icon w/ a gray one to let you know that the count is inaccurate. Still lots of features to implement. I'd like to release 0.2 some time next week, though I've got a lot going on. Open source: This project is open source. Anyone can contribute. Anyone can fork it, add features, sell it, whatever. In fact, I would really like it if people contributed code or graphics. Obviously, it's a program written to scratch an itch I had. Maybe you have the same itch. If you have a similar, but slightly different itch, you're welcome to lend a hand and build upon what I've done. Thanks again for the feedback. I hope that as this project continues to improve it will become even more useful to you. Eli
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Jim-t-3
12 May 2004
Version: 0.1
Definite potential. This is extremely similar to something I've been meaning to write. Two points: 1) This program is insecure on multi-user systems. It fetches the email by executing a command line program called 'curl'. It passes to curl the user's yahoo username and password in cleartext. If a second user is logged into the machine when mail is being fetched, this could be exploited to gain the user's email password. So only use it on a secure machine when you're the only one logged in. 2) Is there contact information for the developer anywhere? I can't seem to find any.
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3.25
Anonymous
12 May 2004
Version: 0.1
Has potential but 2 suggestions/comments for future versions: when choosing to read mail, YMail should log into the yahoo mail account it's set up for, not the one the computer is currently logged into (if different). Also, YMail shouldn't count the mail in the bulk folder as new/unread mail--who wants to log on just to read that? Inbox only please.
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4.75
Anonymous
11 May 2004
Version: 0.1
works for me just like the guy sez. got an item in the menubar that looks ok, could be a bit bigger icon. but, thanks. me like.
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