Sep 23, 2021 | Email Conversion

How to Configure Yahoo Mail in Outlook - A Complete Guide

By Deepak Singh Bisht


Yahoo Mail is a popular webmail service provided by the American company Yahoo. As of January 2020, Yahoo Mail has over 200 million users and is the third leading email service after Apple Mail and Gmail. Many personal and business users use Yahoo Mail to send and receive emails.

In this post, we will learn the best way to configure Yahoo mail in Outlook. If you are looking for a simple way to set up Yahoo mail in Outlook, this post will help you.

How to set up Yahoo Mail in Outlook?

Yahoo Mail uses two-factor authentication. To add a Yahoo email account to Outlook, you need an app password. This password is different from your Yahoo Mail account password. After generating the app password, you can configure your email in Outlook.

Step 1: Generate Yahoo App Password

  1. Sign in your Yahoo mail
  2. Click on the Info icon and select Account Info
  3. Go to Account Security and enable Allow apps that use lesser secure sign-in.
  4. Click on Generate app password
  5. Click on the select your app dropdown and select Outlook desktop
  6. Click on the Generate button
  7. Copy app password to use in Outlook

Step 2: Configure Yahoo Mail in Outlook 2019 and Outlook 2016

  1. Open Outlook
  2. Go to the File.
  3. Click on the Add Account.
  4. Enter Yahoo mail email address and click on the Connect button.
  5. Enter Yahoo mail app password and click on the Connect button.

Once the connection is established, Outlook will automatically download all your emails.

Set up Yahoo Mail in Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010

  1. Start Outlook
  2. Go to Files and click on Add Account.
  3. Go to the Email tab and click on New.
  4. Choose Manual Setup or Additional Server Types and click on the Next button.
  5. From the Add Account window, select POP or IMAP and click the Next button.
  6. In User Information, enter your name and email address.
  7. In Server Information, select IMAP as the account type.
  8. Enter imap.mail.yahoo.com as the incoming mail server
  9. Enter smtp.mail.yahoo.com as the Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP)
  10. In Login Information, enter Yahoo Mail App Password and click More Settings.
  11. Click on the Outgoing Server tab and select the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication checkbox.
  12. Click on the Advanced tab, enter 993 as the Incoming Server (IMAP) and select SSL from use the following type of encrypted connection dropdown.
  13. Enter 465 as the Outgoing Server (SMTP) and select SSL from use the following type of encrypted connection dropdown
  14. Click on the OK button and click on the Next button.
  15. Once completed, close the popup menu and click on the Finish button.

Add Yahoo Business Email to Outlook

  1. Open Outlook.
  2. Select the File and click Add Account.
  3. Choose Manual Setup or Additional Server Types and click the Next button
  4. Choose POP or IMAP and click on the Next button
  5. Enter your name and business email address.
  6. In Server Information, select IMAP as the account type.
  7. Enter imap.mail.yahoo.com as Incoming mail server and smtp.bizmail.yahoo.com as Outgoing mail server (SMTP)
  8. Enter yahoo mail app password and click on the More Settings
  9. Go to the Outgoing Server tab and select My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication checkbox
  10. Go to the Advanced tab, enter 993 as Incoming server (IMAP) and select SSL for encryption
  11. Enter 465 as Outgoing server (SMTP) and select SSL for encryption
  12. Click on the OK button and click on the Next button

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