How To Add Yahoo Mail to Outlook?

Yahoo is a popular free email service provider with millions of users around the globe. This page will help you add Yahoo Mail to Outlook.

Add Yahoo Mail to Outlook

Steps to create an app specific password in Yahoo Mail

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  • Log in to your Yahoo Mail account.
  • On the web page, select your profile name and then choose Account Info.
  • Select the Account Security option.
  • Enable two-step verification on your Yahoo account.
  • Click Generate app password.
  • You can choose the version of Outlook such as Outlook iOS, Outlook Android, or Outlook Desktop from the menu.
  • Click on the Generate button.
  • A window will appear with the password and instructions for using it. Make a note of the created password.

Steps to add Yahoo Mail in Outlook 2016 (automatic setup):

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  • Go to the File tab and select File.
  • Now, select Add Account.
  • Type in your Yahoo Mail address and then click Connect.
  • When you are prompted, enter the app password you created.
  • Click Connect to add your Yahoo Mail account to Outlook.
  • Adding Yahoo Mail to older versions of Outlook (2013 & 2010):
  • The steps to add Yahoo Mail to Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010 Are almost similar. In Outlook 2010, the steps slightly vary, but the menus, options, and efforts are the same.
  • Open Outlook and select File.
  • Select Info, then click Add Account.
  • You need to click the  Manual setup or additional server types radio button, then select Next.
  • If you are using Outlook 2010, then choose Manually configure server settings or additional server types.
  • Choose POP or IMAP, then select Next.
  • The Account Settings window will appear. Under the Server Information section, click on the Account Type drop-down menu and select  IMAP.
  • In the Incoming mail server field, type imap.mail.yahoo.com and in the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) field, type smtp.mail.yahoo.com.
  • Under the User Information section, type in your name and your Yahoo email address.
  • Under the Logon Information section, enter your email address and the app password in the User Name and Password fields.
  • Choose the More Settings option.
  • Go to the Outgoing Server tab. 
  • Click the check box My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication.
  • Choose the radio button Use the same settings as my incoming mail server.
  • Move to the Advanced tab.
  • For both the Incoming server (IMAP) and Outgoing server (SMTP), select SSL and TLS as the encrypted connection type.
  • In the Incoming server (IMAP) field, enter 993.
  • In the Outgoing server (SMTP) field, enter 465.
  • Click OK to return to the POP and IMAP Account Settings window.
  • If all the information entered is correct, click  Next.
  • Finally, click Close > Finish.
  • Now you have learned how to Add Yahoo Mail to Outlook

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