You're supposed to be able to click on the email link in a Craigslist ad to reply to the ad. The email will automatically contain the link to the ad you're replying to.
How can I set up my email account to do this? Because my "windows email" is not configured with my "pop" email account (yahoo), I can't reply to an ad on Craigslist just by clicking on the email address. Instead, I have to copy the email address, then open my yahoo email account, and compose a new email by pasting the email address in it. If I want the link to the ad in the email, I then have to go back to the ad, copy the web address and paste it into the yahoo email I'm composing. If I want the title of the ad in the subject line, I then have to copy and paste it. If I could just reply to the Craigslist ad, all these steps would automatically be done for me.
When I do all this, naturally the email comes from my yahoo account, not Craigslist's account, so I'm fearing a lot of my replies are being filtered out as spam naturally since it's a yahoo account.
I don't want to have all my yahoo emails downloaded into Outlook Express or something. I just want to easily reply to the CL ads. What do I need to do to make it happen?
I use Yahoo email and Windows Vista and Internet Explorer 7.
Even if you set up the Windows email to work when you click on the email link, it's still going to be using your Yahoo email address so you'll save yourself a step or two but it won't fix the issue of the messages coming from a Yahoo account and getting dumped as spam. There are other free sites to set up email accounts (Gmail, Hotmail, etc) so you could try making an account with one of them and see if you have better success (although that's probably going to be an issue with any of the free email domains). If you've got an email address with your internet provider's domain name that may be your best bet.
TCS1366, that's the info I need. But if I do all that in that link you gave me, will that make it download my emails to my computer? I don't want to do that. So how do I make it NOT do that, like you did on your computer?