Access Yahoo Mail Account Using Microsoft Outlook

Learn the procedure of accessing Yahoo! mail account in Microsoft Outlook. The methods described in the article are simple and correct to the date. However, it is still recommended that users follow the instructions carefully to avoid facing any problem during Yahoo mail account setup in Microsoft Outlook.

We all know that Outlook is the most popular email client among Windows users for email, contacts, calendar entries, reminders, and journals among other personal information. If you have a Yahoo! mail account and want to use it in Microsoft Outlook to send/receive emails, then the article is dedicated to you. The below mentioned guide will help you setup your Yahoo! account without requiring you to contact an expert Microsoft tech support or Yahoo support services.


Since Yahoo! doesn’t support POP3 server in a free account (it is only for the paid subscribers), you will have to choose any of the two methods mentioned below to access your Yahoo mail account in Outlook.

For a free Yahoo mail account:

Download YPOPs, the latest version of YPOPs, the automated tool designed for Yahoo! mail accounts. The tool acts as a POP, IMAP etc. interface between Yahoo! and Outlook.

Open Outlook, click on the Tools tab, and select Account Settings from the dropdown list. When the Account Settings window opens up, click on New under the E-mail tab. Ensure that Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP option is selected under Choose E-mail Services and click on the Next button. Fill in your credentials like your name, email address, and password in the Auto Account Setup window. Retype the password if required, click to check the box next to Manually configure server settings or additional server types, and click on the Next button. Click to select the Internet E-mail option and click on Next. Enter your email account credentials in the Internet E-mail Settings window. Enter your name, email address, account type (it will be POP3), and incoming and outgoing server information etc. The incoming server will be ‘’ and the outgoing mail server will be ‘ (without quotes and as is).

Your username will be your email address and the password will the one you use to login to your Yahoo mail account. When done, click on the More Settings button and then click on Next. Click on the Advanced tab at the top (in next window), enter ‘995’ (without quotes and as is) in box next to Incoming server (POP3) and place a checkmark in the box below saying ‘This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL)’. Type ‘465’ (as it is and without quotes) in box next to Outgoing server (SMTP) and select SSL from the dropdown box next to Use the following type of encrypted connection. Put a checkmark in the box next to Leave a copy of messages on the server. This will enable you to have access to your email messages online also. If you don’t check this option, all of your mails will be downloaded to Outlook and you won’t be able to see any of these mails if you are away from your desktop computer.

Now click on the Outgoing Server tab (on the same window), put a checkmark in the box next to My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication, and click to select the box below Use same settings as my incoming mail server. Click on the OK button and you will be back to the Internet E-mail Settings window. If you want to test the settings, click on the Test Account Settings button. If it returns a congratulating message, then click on the Close button to return to the same internet settings window. If it returns a failure message, then go back to the settings, and verify all the information you have entered. When done, click on the Next button on the Internet E-mail Settings window and then click on the Finish button to close the Account Settings window.

Upgrade to Yahoo! Mail Plus Service:

Yahoo! Mail Plus is a paid service from Yahoo! You will need to subscribe to the service in order to get access to full POP3 service. Once subscribed, you will be able to setup and use Yahoo account using POP3 in Outlook. Follow the same above-mentioned instructions to setup and configure your Yahoo mail account in Outlook.

Additional Tips:

It has been observed that users often face issues related to mails, username, password etc. after installing YPOPs or similar other tools. The tool(s) may or may not perform effectively and as desired. Therefore, download the tool on your own risk. We strongly recommend that you upgrade to the Yahoo! Mail Plus service and then setup your Yahoo account in Outlook to start sending or receiving emails.

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