Yahoo Mail Settings for Email Clients (POP3, IMAP & SMTP)

Yahoo Mail is a web service provided by Yahoo! Inc. It is web based. Yahoo! Mail was launched in 1997. It is now one of the largest webmail services. There are the free and premium email services for Yahoo Mail. You can use the email service on the web browser. Or you can use it on the email client. For that, you need the Yahoo mail settings. This is required during the setup sometimes. This way, you can access old emails even offline. For new emails or mail replying, you need an internet connection.

Yahoo Mail Settings Setup for Email Clients:

  1. This will setup your email client to receive Yahoo mail.
  2. These mail settings are mostly viable for almost all email clients.
  3. So run your email client on your desktop. Double click on its icon and it will launch.
  4. Then, go to File tab and click on it. This is on the Features bar at the top left corner.
  5. Next, on the Account Settings, click on Add Account.
  6. On top of that, the Add Account window will open.
  7. Now click next to Manual setup or additional server types. Click on Next then.
  8. Then select POP or IMAP in the Choose Service section. Click on Next after mail settings
  9. First, provide your User information. Type in your Full name and email address ([email protected]).
  10. Provide your Server Information next.
    • First, select your Account Type as IMAP.
    • Second, type in in the Incoming mail server field.
    • Last, in the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) field, type in
  11. After that, proceed to provide Logon Information.
    • So type in your Yahoo’s mail’s Username first.
    • Then, type in your Yahoo mail’s password.
    • You can also tick next to Remember password box.
  12. To proceed on to the next step of the Yahoo mail settings setup, click on More Settings.
    • Then, the Internet E-mail settings window will pop up.
    • Select the Outgoing server tab.
    • Tick next to My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.
    • Select Use same settings as my incoming mail server next.
  13. After that, select the Advanced tab in the same window.
    • Put in the following Yahoo mail SMTP settings:
      1. Put Incoming server (IMAP) Port No. as 993 or 143. Requires SSL for Incoming server encrypted connection.
      2. Put Outgoing server (SMTP) Port No. as 587 or 465. Require TLS or Auto for Outgoing server encrypted mail smtp settings
  14. Click on OK to finish inputting the Yahoo mail settings.
  15. You will be brought back to the POP and IMAP Account Settings windows again.
  16. So click on Next.
  17. Then, the email client will verify the Yahoo mail smtp settings.
  18. So again you might need to click on Next.
  19. Now the You’re all set! message will display.
  20. Click on Finish.

Please make sure you following all the instructions carefully. Make sure you do not put in the wrong Yahoo mail settings. However, for accessing your Yahoo mail on browser, go to Additionally, Yahoo mail sign in & sign up can help you.


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