How to Add and Configure Yahoo! Mail in Outlook 2010/2007

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There is a big change in Yahoo Mail that came with the changes that Yahoo made with their interface in the past few months ago. These days, FREE Yahoo Mail users can now use POP and SMTP email clients to access their emails. This feature was previously available for paid version of Yahoo Mail only.

How to add Yahoo Mail to MS Outlook 2007, 2010

Prepare Your Yahoo Mail Account for POP/SMTP Access

Allow your Yahoo Mail account first to be accessed using a POP email software like MS Outlook 2007/2010/2013, Windows Live Mail, Thunderbird, etc. This is done by turning on a certain setting in your Yahoo Mail account.

  1. Sign in to your Yahoo Mail account using a web browser.
  2. Then point on the small gear icon at the top right corner of the page, then click on Settings.
    The "Settings" command for Yahoo Mail
  3. In the screen that appears, click on "Accounts" link in the left panel. (It is selected by default.)
  4. Locate and click on the "Edit" button opposite your Yahoo Mail account.
    Edit Yahoo Mail account settings
  5. Another pop up window appears. There locate and click to select the option "POP: You can check your Yahoo Mail in an email client like Outlook or Thunderbird."
  6. Pick your spam setting. By default, it is set to "Download spam with no special indicators".
    Turn ON the POP settings in Yahoo Mail
  7. When done, click on Save. Now, you are ready to add your Yahoo Mail to your MS Outlook 2007. 2010, 2013.

Add and Configure Yahoo Mail to MS Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013

In this demo, I will be using MS Outlook 2010. But the procedures will also work for other versions of MS Outlook.

  1. Open your MS Outlook
  2. Click on File menu, then click on Add Account.
    The "Add Account" button in Outlook 2010
  3. In the "Add New Account" dialog box, click on the bottom option "Manually configure server settings or additional server types".
    Manually configure server settings or additional server types option
  4. Then click Next.
  5. Select the top option, "Internet Email" then click Next.
  6. Fill out the required information, especially the following:
    • Email Address = your full Yahoo Mail address
    • Account Type = Select POP3
    • Incoming mail server =
    • Outgoing mail server =
    • User Name = enter your full email address, including the part
    • Password = enter your Yahoo Mail password (check "Remember password" box)
  7. Then click Next button and Outlook will then initiate a test for sending and receiving.
  8. If all of the tests are done successfully, then congratulation! You are now ready to send and receive emails in your Outlook for your Yahoo Mail.
  9. If any of the tests fail, close the error message then click on More Settings button
    Initial send and receive failed
    Click More Settings to configure account
  10. In the "Internet Email Settings" box that appears, click on "Outgoing Server" tab.
  11. Click to select the option "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication"
    Outgoing server tab
  12. Then click on the Advanced tab.
  13. Change the "Outgoing server (SMTP) port from 25 to 587.
  14. Below it, select the option "Use the following type of encrypted connection" to TLS.
    Set SMTP port to 587 and encryption to TLS
  15. Then click OK to close.
  16. Click on Next button again and allow Outlook to test sending and receiving.
    Yahoo mail setup successfully completed


Congratulations! This time, the error message should be gone and your Yahoo Mail must be working perfectly.

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