How Do I Setup Yahoo Mail In Outlook Program?

Yahoo is a very prominent email service provider that has been in service for over twenty decades. Ever since Yahoo mail was introduced it has surprised people with its frequent latest updates, which opened several new features for the users like choosing mail these, email layout, inbox spacing, creating more professional emails, and whatnot. But one thing that keeps nagging us is that we have to do login again and again by going through a whole process of visiting its website, opening a login page, whenever we want to access our Yahoo mail. However, this issue can be overcome by going through the process to add Yahoo mail in Outlook desktop application.

Since Outlook is desktop software, so you need not visit the Yahoo login page and then do the login, instead, your email will be just a click away. Moreover, other email accounts can also be added to Outlook very easily which makes it convenient for us to access all our email from one place which contributes in time saving. 

This article will take you through the Yahoo mail server settings, about which we will talk in a while, and also the process by which we can Configure yahoo mail in outlook 365 and other versions.

Mail Server Settings for Yahoo

Before jumping right into the process of Yahoo configuration in Outlook, it is important to know about mail servers that are to be set up while configuring the email account.

There are two mail servers, one is incoming and the other is Outgoing, these mail servers are managed by IMAP/POP and SMTP protocols respectively.

It is also important to note that while you went to add Yahoo mail in Outlook. For the incoming mail server, it is preferred to choose “Account Type” as IMAP over POP, as IMAP enables you to access your email account from different devices and email clients while POP does not allow to do that.

Here we have mentioned mail server settings for both account types, either of them can be used to Set up Yahoo Mail in Outlook 2013 and other versions as well.

For Account Type- IMAP

INCOMING MAIL SERVER- IMAP
  • Server: imap.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port Number: 993
  • SSL Required: Yes
OUTGOING MAIL SERVER- SMTP
  • Server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port Number: 465 or 587
  • Encrypted Connection: SSL
  • Authentication Required: Yes
USER INFORMATION
  • Name: Your full name
  • Username or Email Address: Enter Your Yahoo email address
  • Password: Password for your above stated Yahoo email account.

For Account Type- POP

INCOMING MAIL SERVER- POP
  • Server: pop.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port Number: 995
  • SSL Required: SSL
OUTGOING MAIL SERVER- SMTP
  • Server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
  • Port Number: 465 or 587
  • SSL Required: Yes
  • TLS Required: Yes
  • Authentication Required: Yes
USER INFORMATION
  • Name: Your full name
  • Username or Email Address: Enter Your Yahoo email address
  • Password: Password for your above stated Yahoo email account.

Adding Yahoo Email in Outlook

Following is the process which can be used to add and Configure yahoo mail in outlook 365 and its other variants. Moreover, it is a general way of adding an email to Outlook, but beforehand you must know the mail server settings for that email service provider. Now, without further delay, let’s start:

  1. First, you have to open your Outlook software on your desktop or system.
  2. Now, you have to go to the top menu bar and click on the “File” option.
  3. Within the onscreen window, click on the “Add Account” button.
  4. Now, if you are using Outlook 2016 or 365, you just have to type your Yahoo email address. For Outlook version 2016 and 2010, you have to enter your name, email address and password.
  5. Now, check the option within “Advanced settings” so as to Configure yahoo mail in outlook 365 and 2016, and click “Connect”. For other versions, check the Manual settings option and click the “Next” button.
  6. Now you will have to select the IMAP/POP as the account type and fill the above-provided mail server settings in respective fields and click “Next. The same is when doing the process to Set up Yahoo Mail in Outlook 2013.
  7. For 365 and 2016, fill in your password in the prompted window and click “Connect”. For 2013 and others, click “OK” and “Finish”.

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