Yahoo IMAP and SMTP settings

In the yahoo IMAP and SMTP settings are listed below.

Yahoo Imap and Smtp Settings
  • IMAP server address:
  • Port: 993.
  • Requires SSL: Yes.
  • SMTP server address:
  • Port: 465, Requires SSL: Yes.
  • Port: 587, Requires TSL: Yes
  • Requires authentication: Yes.

To know how to configure your Yahoo mail on Outlook 2016, perform the step-by-step instructions given below.

  • First, you have to enable the IMAP option on your Yahoo mail account.
  • After that, if the 2- Step Authentication option is enabled, create a third-party password to access the Outlook application.

Steps to enable IMAP in Yahoo

  • Step : 1 Sign in to your Yahoo account using the credentials.
  • Step : 2 Navigate to the Account Security Settings section and locate the Allow apps that use the less secure sign-in option.
  • Step : 3 Click the toggle button beside it.
  • Step : 4 Now, the IMAP option is enabled successfully on your Yahoo account.
  • Step : 5 By using yahoo mail we can configure that yahoo IMAP and SMTP settings.

Creating a third-party password to access the Outlook application

  • Step 1: Go to the Account Security section of the Yahoo mail.
  • Step 2: Choose Account Security --> Manage app passwords --> Select your app --> Outlook Desktop --> Generate.
  • Step 3: Now, a password will be displayed, copy it for later use.
  • Step 4: Click the Done button.

Steps to add the Yahoo mail account to Outlook 2016

  • Step 1: Launch the Outlook 2016 application on your system.
  • Step 2: Click File --> Info --> Add account --> Manual setup or additional server types.
  • Step 3: Choose the POP or IMAP option and click the Next button.
  • Step 4: Now, the POP and IMAP Account Settings dialog box will appear on the screen.
  • Step 5: First, fill the fields below the User Information section.
  • Step 6: In the Your Name field, enter your name.
  • Step 7: Type your Yahoo mail address in the Email Address text field.
  • Step 8: Choose the IMAP option from the Account Type drop-down menu.
  • Step 9: Type in the Incoming mail server (IMAP) field and enter in the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) field.
  • Step 10: In the User Name text field below the Logon Information section, type your Yahoo mail id address and its security key in the Password field.
  • Step 11: If required, enable the Remember password and Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) options by ticking the checkboxes beside them.
  • Step 12: Click the More Settings button.
  • Step 13: Now, the Internet E-mail Settings dialog box will appear on the screen.
  • Step 14: Click the Outgoing Server tab and enable the My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication & Use the same settings as incoming mail server options.
  • Step 15: Navigate to the Advanced tab and select it.
  • Step 16: Enter 993 in the Incoming server (IMAP) and 465 in outgoing server (SMTP) fields.
  • Step 17: Choose the SSL option from both the encrypted connection drop-down menu.
  • Step 18: Click the OK button followed by Next.
  • Step 19: Once the configuration process is done successfully, you will receive a test mail.
  • Step 20: By using yahoo mail we can configure that yahoo IMAP and SMTP settings.


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