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How do I Configure Yahoo Email With Outlook (All Versions)

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Users with multiple email accounts might come across unfeasibility accessing all of them all the time. If you are facing similar issues, simply centralize all your email accounts into Outlook and access all the messages in one inbox. This is simple, easy, and effective. This applies to your Yahoo Mail account, too. Read on to know how to configure Yahoo Mail with Outlook (all versions – 2007, 2013, 2016, and 2019).

Is Your Yahoo Mail Account Ready?

Before you go ahead and set up Yahoo Mail with Outlook, ensure the former mail account is ready. Check whether your Yahoo Mail account has enabled the ‘two-step verification’ option. If it is already enabled, you need to generate a password (Yahoo Mail app password). It will later be used at the time of configuration.

In case the ‘two-step verification’ option is not enabled, you will need to do the following –

  • Login to your Yahoo Mail account.
  • Look for ‘Profile Name’ (in the upper right corner) and select ‘Account Info’.
  • Now you need to choose ‘Account Security’ and turn on “Allow apps that use less secure sign in”.
  • It is now ready to accept sign-ins from Outlook.

Note: It is highly recommended to go for the ‘two-step verification’ option. It is more secure and prevents any kind of unauthorized access.

How to Configure Yahoo Mail in Outlook 2007?

  • Open Microsoft Outlook 2007.
  • Click on the ‘Tools’ tab and then go to ‘Account Settings’ in the dropdown.
  • Now go to the ‘E-mail’ tab and click ‘New’.
  • Choose “Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP”.
  • Click ‘Next’.
  • Now check the “Manually configure server settings or additional server types” and click ‘Next’.
  • In the Internet E-mail Settings, choose “Account Type”. Make it ‘IMAP’.
  • Provide account details such as your name, email address, username, and password.
  • Now select ‘More Settings’.
  • The next step involves clicking the tab “Outgoing Server”.
  • Check ‘My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication’.
  • Now select ‘Use same settings as my incoming mail server’.
  • Go to the ‘Advanced’ tab option.
  • Look for ‘Use the following type of encrypted connection’ and choose ‘SSL’. Enter ‘993’ and ‘465’ in the text boxes ‘Incoming server (IMAP)’ and ‘Outgoing server (SMTP)’ respectively.
  • Click ‘OK’.
  • On the ‘Internet E-mail Settings’ window, click ‘Next’ and then ‘Finish’.

Your Yahoo Mail account is now configured to Outlook 2007.

How to Configure Yahoo Email with Outlook 2013?

  • Go to ‘File’ and click ‘Info’.
  • ‘Add Account’ and click ‘Manual setup or additional server types’.
  • ‘Next’.
  • Select ‘Pop or IMAP’ and click ‘Next’.
  • ‘Server Information’. Move over to the ‘Account Type’ dropdown to choose ‘IMAP’.
  • Provide details like your name, email address, etc. in the ‘User Information’.
  • Enter ‘imap.mailyahoo.com’ in ‘Incoming mail server’.
  • Similarly, enter ‘smtp.mail.yahoo.com’ in ‘Outgoing mail server (SMTP)’.
  • Check the ‘Login Information’ section for correct details such as username and password.
  • Click ‘More Settings’.
  • Select the ‘Outgoing Server’ option. Select the “Use same settings as my incoming mail server” options under “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication”.
  • Now choose ‘Advanced’.
  • Look for ‘Use the following type of encrypted connection’ and choose ‘SSL’. Enter ‘993’ and ‘465’ in the text boxes ‘Incoming server (IMAP)’ and ‘Outgoing server (SMTP)’ respectively.
  • Click ‘OK’ and return to the window ‘Pop and IMAP Account Settings’.
  • Click ‘Next’ and ‘Close’.

How to Configure Yahoo Mail with Outlook 2016 and 2019?

  • Go to ‘File’ and click ‘Info’.
  • Provide your Yahoo mail ID and ‘Connect’.
  • Now provide ‘password’ and ‘Connect’.
  • There you go!

By using the above steps, you can configure your Yahoo Mail account with Outlook. If you are not much tech-savvy and need help configuring your Yahoo account with any Outlook version, contact Yahoo! helpline number.

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