Yahoo! Mail Web Service User Guide and API Reference
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- The recommended authentication method for access to a Yahoo! user's mail account is OAuth. While you may still use the Browser
Based Authentication (BBAuth) API, it has been deprecated.
- You may not use the Yahoo! Mail Web Service API to mine or scrape user data from the user's Yahoo! account.
- You may not use the Yahoo! Mail Web Service API to recreate a mimicked version of Yahoo! Mail on your site.
- You may not use the Yahoo! Mail Web Service API to display the user's Yahoo! account information in a third party email client.
The Yahoo! Mail Web Service gives developers access to APIs for Yahoo! Mail. With the
Yahoo! Mail Web Service APIs, you can build Web applications to perform tasks such as listing
messages, displaying folders, and composing and sending messages.