How to Access Yahoo Mail with Outlook

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  1. Connect your Yahoo Mail account to Outlook to manage your email
  2. Prepare your Yahoo account before you start
  3. Is two-step verification enabled? Application password generation
  4. No two-step verification?
  5. Set up Yahoo Mail in Outlook 2019, 2016, and Office 365
  6. Setting up Yahoo Mail in Outlook 2013 and 2010
  7. Setting up Yahoo Mail in Outlook 2007
  8. Setting up Yahoo Mail in Outlook 2003

Connect your Yahoo Mail account to Outlook to manage your email

Centralize all your email accounts in Microsoft Outlook and make it easy to find messages in one place. If you have a Yahoo Mail account, here’s how to set up Outlook to access your Yahoo email.

The instructions in this article apply to Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003; and Outlook for Office 365.

Prepare your Yahoo account before you start

Before Outlook can access your Yahoo account, you must set up your Yahoo account so that Outlook can connect. This first step depends on whether two-step verification is enabled on your Yahoo account or not.

Is two-step verification enabled? Application password generation

If your Yahoo account is secured with two-step verification, create a password for the Yahoo Mail app. It’s a simple process and you use this app password instead of your Yahoo Mail login password when setting up Outlook.

No two-step verification?

If you don’t use two-step verification to secure your Yahoo Mail account (and don’t want to enable it), set up your account so that email clients can access it with your Yahoo account login password.

  1. Sign in to your Yahoo Mail account.

  2. In the top right corner of the web page, select profile name and choose Account Information .

  3. Select Account Security .

  4. Turn on the switch Allow apps that use less secure login (It turns blue when switched to the “On” position).

    You may need to complete the reCAPTCHA process before activating the Switch to verify that you are not a robot.

  5. Your Yahoo Mail account now accepts login from Outlook. To disable this feature, follow steps 1-3 and then turn off the switch Allow apps that use less secure login .

Consider enabling 2-Step Verification on your Yahoo account. This provides an extra layer of security to protect your account from unauthorized access.

Set up Yahoo Mail in Outlook 2019, 2016, and Office 365

Adding a Yahoo Mail account to Outlook 2019, Outlook 2016 and Outlook for Office 365 only takes a few steps.

  1. Go to the tab File .

  2. Select Information and then select Add Account .

  3. Enter your Yahoo email address, then select connect .

  4. Enter your Yahoo Mail account password or app password.

    If your Yahoo account uses two-step verification, please enter the generated app password instead of your Yahoo account login password.

  5. Select connect . Your Yahoo Mail account has been added to Outlook.

Setting up Yahoo Mail in Outlook 2013 and 2010

The process for adding Yahoo Mail accounts to Outlook 2013 and 2010 is similar. The screenshots below illustrate the process in Outlook 2013; The screens in Outlook 2010 are slightly different, but the menus, options, and the process are the same.

  1. Click File .

  2. Select Information and then press Add Account .

  3. Click Manual installation or additional server types and then press Further .

    In Outlook 2010, click Configure server settings manually or additional server types .

  4. Click Pop or IMAP and then press Further .

    In Outlook 2010, click Internet email .

  5. In chapter Server information click the drop down arrow Account type and choose IMAP .

  6. In chapter User information enter your Yahoo name and email address.

  7. In chapter Server information in the text box Incoming mail server enter imap.mail.yahoo.com than in In the text field of the outgoing mail server (SMTP) enter smtp.mail.yahoo.com .

  8. In chapter Login Information in the text field user name shows the username of your Yahoo email address; correct this information if necessary. Then in the text box password enter your password, or the password you created if your account uses two-step verification.

  9. Click Additional Settings .

  10. Go to the tab Outgoing mail server Check the box My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and then select Use the same settings as for the incoming mail server . ,

  11. Go to the tab Additionally .

  12. For both Incoming mail server (IMAP) and Outgoing mail server (SMTP) click the drop down arrow Use the following type of encrypted connection: and choose SSL .

    In a text box Incoming mail server (IMAP) enter 993 .

    In a text box Outgoing server (SMTP) enter 465 .

  13. Click Okay to return to the window Pop and IMAP Account Settings .

  14. Click Further . This verifies the account settings you entered. If everything is correct, both will complete successfully.

    Click close to .

  15. Your Yahoo Mail account has been added to Outlook.

Setting up Yahoo Mail in Outlook 2007

Follow these steps to connect your Yahoo Mail account to Outlook 2007.

  1. Click Tools > account settings .

  2. On the tab E-mail Click To create .

  3. Select Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP or HTTP and then press Further .

  4. Check box Configure server settings or additional server types manually, then press Further .

  5. Select Internet email and then press Further .

  6. Click the drop-down arrow account type and choose IMAP .

  7. Enter your account information.

    • your name . The name that appears in the messages you send.
    • E-mail address . Your Yahoo Mail email address.
    • user name . Your Yahoo ID.
    • password . Enter your Yahoo account login password or app password if your account is protected by 2-Step Verification.

    Click Additional Settings .

  8. Go to the tab Outgoing mail server Check the box My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and then select Use the same settings as for the incoming mail server . ,

  9. Go to the tab Additionally .

  10. In the two drop-down menus next to Use the following type of encrypted connection: select SSL .

  11. In a text field Incoming mail server (IMAP) enter 993 . In a text box Outgoing server (SMTP) enter 465 .

  12. Click Okay to return to the window Internet email settings .

  13. Click Further .

  14. Click Finished . Your Yahoo Mail account has been added to Outlook 2007.

Setting up Yahoo Mail in Outlook 2003

Outlook 2003 can also be configured to access Yahoo Mail via IMAP by following these steps.

  1. Click Tools > Email accounts .

  2. Select Add a new email account, and press Further .

  3. Select IMAP and then press Further .

  4. Enter your account information and Yahoo Mail.

    • your name . The name you want to appear on the messages you send.
    • E-mail address . Your Yahoo Mail email address.
    • user name . Your Yahoo ID.
    • password . Enter your Yahoo account login password or app password if your account is protected by 2-Step Verification.
    • Incoming mail server (IMAP) . Enter imap.mail.yahoo.com .
    • Outgoing mail server (SMTP) . Enter smtp.mail.yahoo.com .

  5. Click Additional Settings .

  6. Go to the tab Outgoing mail server Check the box My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication and then select Use the same settings as for the incoming mail server . ,

  7. Go to the tab Additionally and check the boxes This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) for incoming and outgoing servers.

    In a text box Incoming mail server (IMAP) enter 993 . In a text box Outgoing server (SMTP) enter 465 .

  8. Click Okay to return to the settings window Internet email (IMAP) settings .

  9. Click Further .

  10. Click Finished . Your Yahoo Mail account has been added to Outlook 2003.

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