How to Configure Yahoo Mail Using IMAP Settings

Yahoo IMAP settings allows you to easily configure your Yahoo Mail account on third-party email clients such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Firefox, Mac Mail, etc. Having your Yahoo Mail configured on a third-party email client such as Outlook allows you to easily access your emails within its interface without any need to sign in to your Yahoo Mail account. To know how to configure your Yahoo Mail account on Outlook using IMAP settings, follow the step-by-step instructions provided below.

Steps to Configure Yahoo Mail Account using IMAP Settings

NOTE: The below mentioned steps may vary as per the Outlook version. The following instructions are as per the Outlook 2016.

In order to set up your Yahoo Mail account on Outlook, you will need to have IMAP server settings of Yahoo Mail which are as follows:

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server

  • Server:mail.yahoo.com
  • Port: 993
  • Requires SSL: Yes

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server

  • Server:mail.yahoo.com
  • Port: 465 or 587
  • Requires SSL: Yes
  • Requires authentication: Yes

Your login info

  • Email address: Your complete email address
  • Password: Your account’s password
  • Requires authentication: Yes

Now, as you have the Yahoo Mail IMAP settings, you can follow these instructions for the configuration process.

1.) Launch Outlook 2016 on your computer. Click on File tab located on the top left corner of the window.

2.) Next, you will need to click on the Add Account option. This will open a new window on your screen. Then, you will need to click on the Manual setup or additional server types option and click Next.

3.) Then, you will need to select POP or IMAP option and click Next. You will be taken to the POP and IMAP Account Settings window.

4.) On the POP and IMAP Account Settings window, you will need to add information as instructed below:

User Information

  • Your Name: Enter your name
  • Email Address: Enter your Yahoo Mail account email address.

Server Information

  • Account Type: IMAP
  • Incoming mail server:mail.yahoo.com
  • Outgoing mail server (SMTP):mail.yahoo.com

Logon Information

  • User Name: Enter your user name
  • Password: Enter your password

5.) After that, click on the More Settings button located at the lower-right corner and select Outgoing server tab and select the checkbox next to following options:

  • My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication
  • Use same settings as my incoming mail server

6.) Now, you will need to go to the Advanced tab and verify the following information:

  • Incoming server (IMAP): 993 or 143
  • Incoming server encrypted connection: SSL
  • Outgoing server (SMTP): 587 or 465
  • Outgoing server encrypted connection: TLS or Auto

7.) After that, click on the OK button, then on the Next button. This will open a Test Account Settings window on your screen. If all the information entered by you is correct, the test will complete successfully.

8.) Finally, click on the Finish button and you will be able to access your Yahoo Mail account on Outlook 2016.

So, this is how you can configure your Yahoo Mail account on Outlook using IMAP settings. If you are looking for professional help, you can speak with Yahoo customer service phone number to fix Yahoo mail issue.

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