How to Access Yahoo! Mail using POP3 or IMAP

 Since Gmail has consistently permitted its clients to get to their email through POP and IMAP for free, Yahoo had to likewise give this feature for free, in spite of the fact that it wasn’t until some other time.

With POP and IMAP access, you can manage your email from popular email clients like Outlook, Thunderbird, the iOS mail application, and so on The primary difference between POP and IMAP is that the previous just take into consideration single direction sync and the last can do two-way synchronize.

Two-way sync implies that if you erase an Email on the Outlook client application, it will likewise be erased from the email servers. With POP, the email would stay on your server and would still remain when seeing your email on different devices. Except if you have a particular explanation, you should ought to consistently use IMAP.

In this article, I’ll walk you through the means for setting up Yahoo Mail with POP3 or IMAP utilizing Outlook as the email client. In the event that you have an alternate email client, the alternatives will be the very same, simply in various areas.


Setup Yahoo Mail on Outlook using IMAP Server

Follow below-mentioned steps to setup Yahoo Mail on outlook:

Open Outlook and click on “File”.

Now click on the “Add Account” option.

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On the next screen click on “Manual setup or additional server types”, for yahoo you need to enter all the settings manually.

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Select the “POP or IMAP” option.

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The next screen is the most important part of the process as we need to carefully enter all the server and login information of your Yahoo Mail account.

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  • Kindly enter your name and your full Yahoo Mail address, next select IMAP as the account type. Now copy and paste the following values in the appropriate fields.

        Incoming mail server – imap.mail.yahoo.com

        Outgoing mail server – smtp.mail.yahoo.com

  • Under Logon information, make sure you use your full email address and enter your password. Kindly note if you have two-factor authentication enabled on your Yahoo account, you will need to generate an app password instead of using your normal Yahoo password.
  • Check the “Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)” box. Now click on “More Settings”.

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Click on the “Outgoing Server” tab and make sure the “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication” box is checked. Now click on “Advanced”.

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Under “Server Port Numbers” change the IMAP port to 993 and the SMTP port to 465. Next, choose “SSL” for both Incoming and Outgoing servers. Click OK at last and outlook will start an automatic email test.

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Note: If everything is configured correctly you will see the green checkmarks. If any error occurs go back and make sure to type everything correctly including your password.


Setup Yahoo Mail on Outlook using POP Server

In case you want to use POP3 everything remains the same as IMAP however you simply have to change the settings of point 5 IMAP.Use the following settings for an incoming and outgoing mail server:

Incoming mail server – pop.mail.yahoo.com
Outgoing mail server – smtp.mail.yahoo.com

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Under “More Settings” option you need to use following numbers:

Incoming server (POP3)-995
Outgoing server (SMTP)-465

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You also need to check “This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)” box and select “SSL” from the drop down box. Make sure that in “Outgoing Server” tab check the “ My outgoing server requires authentication” box.

Now after the email test you will see a confirmation window showing that You’re all set to use.

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So, this is how you can easily configure your Yahoo Mail account with POP/IMAP settings. You can then test your account. If any problem persists, you can double-check the configuration settings.

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